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Meet Amit Mehta, the judge for Google's antitrust case

Posted On: Oct 21, 2020   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

The Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against Google has a judge: Obama appointee Amit Mehta, who was assigned the case Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
He went to elite U.S. universities, clerked for an appellate court judge and worked for both a D.C. law firm with high-profile clients and as a public defender attorney for low-income clients. As a judge, he's ruled that lawmakers should get the president's financial records and has sprinkled his music appreciation into opinions.
Mehta was appointed to the court in December 2014 and sworn in in 2015. Notable rulings include one in 2019 saying that lawmakers should get their subpoenaed financial records of President Donald Trump. The Supreme Court sent that case back to a lower court and it is ongoing. He also dealt with a food-industry antitrust case early in his tenure, temporarily blocking a $3.5 billion Sysco deal for US Foods after regulators opposed the deal. The companies scrapped it days later.
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