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Schrödinger’s Cat and Extraterritoriality

John DeQ. Briggs, Antitrust, Vol. 29, No. 1, Fall 2014

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Since at least 1945, U.S. Federal courts, encouraged by government enforcement authorities and private litigants, have exercised their extraterritorial power to a greater extent and more visibly than any other country. That however may be changing. Just as Schrödinger’s cat was simultaneously both alive and dead,2 U.S. judicial extra territorially seems to be at once both expanding and shrinking.

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