Khan wrote a 2017 Yale Law Journal article entitled, “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox,” in which she said, “We cannot cognize the potential harms to competition posed by Amazon’s dominance.”
She advocated for either “restoring traditional antitrust and competition policy principles or applying common carrier obligations and duties.” Amazon is using these previous statements of Khan’s to claim that the FTC cannot be impartial if Khan hears, stating that she “has already made up her mind.”
“At a minimum, this record creates the appearance that the FTC, under Chair Khan’s leadership, would not be a neutral and impartial evaluator of the evidence developed in any antitrust investigation against Amazon or in deciding whether to bring enforcement actions against the company,” the company said in the filing.
Amazon has formally requested that FTC Chair Lina Khan be recused from all Amazon-related cases before the commission, saying her track record advocating tough antitrust enforcement and highlighting issues with Amazon suggest she "has already made up her mind." pic.twitter.com/NPYrZoI77K
— Brian Fung (@b_fung) June 30, 2021