The judge who allowed AT&T's mega-merger with Time Warner was clearly wrong in concluding the marriage won't harm consumers, the Trump Justice Department argued Monday in challenging the decision.
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon misunderstood the complexities of the booming pay-TV market and the nature of AT&T's competitors, the department's antitrust regulators asserted in their filing.
But AT&T General Counsel David McAtee said that there's nothing in the government's new filing that should lead to Leon's ruling being overturned. "Appeals aren't 'do-overs'," McAtee said in a statement.
Leon's June ruling opened the way for one of the...