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Re: Supreme Court Rules That Apple Can Be Sued For High Prices
Reply #10 - May 14th, 2019 at 8:42am
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SkyChief wrote on May 13th, 2019 at 9:16pm:
Anti-trust laws apply to monopolies.   Apple is not a monopoly.   Anti-trust law is NOT applicable here.  Duh.

Apple should be immune to any and all anti-trust lawsuits.

SCOTUS needs to get their (collective) heads out of their (collective) asses.     Smiley
Antitrust laws apply wherever/whenever the governments says they do.

https://www.cato.org/publications/research-briefs-economic-policy/political-disc...

Anyway, my hope is that this case will lead to an examination of the constitutionality of the anti-trust laws and result in them being declared null and void.
  
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Re: Supreme Court Rules That Apple Can Be Sued For High Prices
Reply #11 - May 14th, 2019 at 11:27am
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Jeff wrote on May 14th, 2019 at 8:42am:
Antitrust laws apply wherever/whenever the governments says they do.
Because the Supreme Court allows it.

The purpose of the Supreme Court is to ensure Laws are Just and applied equally.

But they can't even figure out when anti-trust Laws are applicable??

That's a little disturbing.    Huh
  
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Re: Supreme Court Rules That Apple Can Be Sued For High Prices
Reply #12 - May 14th, 2019 at 12:06pm
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SkyChief wrote on May 14th, 2019 at 11:27am:
Because the Supreme Court allows it.

The purpose of the Supreme Court is to ensure Laws are Just and applied equally.

But they can't even figure out when anti-trust Laws are applicable??

That's a little disturbing.    Huh
SCOTUS developed a "tradition" of relying on precedent right after the New Deal court overturned the Constitution. They have since been reluctant to change the New Deal precedents.

Anyway, again, the current ruling was not about anti-trust laws, but about standing. The courts have developed elaborate rules regarding who has, or does not have, standing to bring a suit.

In this case, SCOTUS decided that Apple customers can sue Apple over the question of pricing of the apps Apple sells in its apps store.

It seems silly to me. Sort of like complaining that the repair part you need for your Harley can only be bought from Harley, because only Harley makes official Harley parts.

Obviously, Harley monopolizes the market for Harley repair parts.
  
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