2-theusfederalWith all the sturm und drang over whether the automatic sequestration process could be avoided, it was easy to (almost) overlook the news that the U.S. Senate has confirmed George Mason University School of Law professor Joshua Wright as Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

We first noticed his confirmation at the blog to which Commissioner Wright was a major contributor for many years, Truth on the Market. He has published extensively throughout his academic career, which is quite evident from the number of works he has on SSRN. Washington Legal Foundation was fortunate to have published a Legal Backgrounder by Commissioner Wright and University of Pennsylvania Law School Professor Jonathan Klick last March, The Anti-Competitive Effects Of “Any Willing Provider” Laws.

We wish Commissioner Wright the best and look forward to the impact he will have on FTC regulation and enforcement for some years to come.