Amazon has filed a request asking for newly minted Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan to be recused on antitrust matters related to the online retail giant, citing concerns about lack of impartiality in light of her past criticisms of the company, according to documents filed with the agency. “Given her long track record of detailed pronouncements about Amazon, and her repeated proclamations that Amazon has violated the antitrust laws, a reasonable observer would conclude that she no longer can consider the company’s antitrust defenses with an open mind,” Amazon said in the petition, filed with the FTC on Wednesday. Khan, who was sworn in as FTC chair earlier in June, wrote a piece for the Yale Law Journal in 2017 which argues that current antitrust law, which focuses on prices and the short term, fails to capture harms done by companies like Amazon, including predatory pricing. She also worked …

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