An appeals court has rejected the Justice Department’s bid to overturn a ruling that cleared the way for AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner.
At a hearing in December, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals judges Judith W. Rogers, Robert L. Wilkins and David B. Sentelle grilled the Justice Department’s attorneys about their contention that the original decision by Judge Richard Leon was incorrect.
Rogers was appointed by former President Bill Clinton, Wilkins by former President Barack Obama, and Sentelle by former President Ronald Reagan.
CNN is part of Time Warner.
AT&T PREVAILS: Appeals court affirms District court ruling on AT&T – justice department loses their appeal attempt. https://t.co/j0tQnK1TYp
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) February 26, 2019
Appeals court rejects DOJ appeal of ATT Time Warner decision: "In this evidentiary context, the government’s objections
that the district court misunderstood and misapplied economic
principles and clearly erred in rejecting the quantitative model
— David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) February 26, 2019
The entire point of the DOJ suit against the ATT -Time Warner deal is to retaliate against CNN, force sale to Rupert Murdoch. Congress must investigate now!
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) November 21, 2017