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US Antitrust Law and Policy in Historical Perspective Laura Phillips Sawyer Working Paper 19-110 Working Paper 19-110 Copyright © 2019 by Laura Phillips Sawyer Working papers are in draft form. This working paper is distributed for purposes of comment and discussion only. It may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. Copies of working papers are available from the author. Funding for this research was provided in part by Harvard Business School. US Antitrust Law and Policy in Historical Perspective Laura Phillips Sawyer Harvard Business School US Antitrust Law and Policy in Historical Perspective Laura Phillips Sawyer Page 1 of 35 US Antitrust Law and Policy in Historical Perspective By Laura Phillips Sawyer† Summary The key pieces of antitrust legislation in the United States—the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 and the Clayton Act of 1914—contain broad language that has afforded the courts wide latitude in interpreting and enforcing the law. This article chronicle...