Who's In, Who's Out for DOJ Meeting on Tech

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The Justice Department has received “an increased level of interest from state attorneys general” for its Sept. 25 meeting on “tech companies, competition, and free exchange of ideas.” The DOJ said it invited a bipartisan group of 24 state AGs to the meeting, which comes amid an avalanche of conservative allegations of tech company bias (which the companies firmly deny). According to a Justice Department official, that group includes Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson (R), California’s Xavier Becerra (D), Washington’s Bob Ferguson (D) and Texas’ Ken Paxton (R). The official declined to list additional attendees, saying “many states don’t want to be named apparently.”  The offices of Iowa AG Tom Miller (D) and New York AG Barbara Underwood (D) said they have not been invited. A spokeswoman for Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) said the office doesn’t have a record of being invited and for now does not plan to attend. Likewise, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (D) did not receive an invite and will not attend, her office said.

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