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  • Is Amazon’s HQ2 bidding war legal?

    Pacific Standard - 02/13/2018

    The most ardent opponents believe they have a legal case to get rid of bidding wars altogether, arguing that offering incentives locally violates the Constitution’s commerce clause. “One of the things that has been clear pretty much [since the Constitution’s inception] was that states can’t use regulatory powers to discriminate in favor of in-state economic activity and against out-of-state economic activity,” said Northeastern University law professor and attorney Peter Enrich.

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