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Supreme Court justices chew on teeth-whitening dispute
Supreme Court justices chew on teeth-whitening dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court may have bitten off more than it can chew in a North Carolina case about whether the state dental board has the authority to regulate teeth-whitening services, with the justices appearing unsure how to rule. The legal battle was prompted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which decided that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners could be subject to antitrust claims because members of the profession it regulates also sit on the board. Although state entities are usually exempt from federal antitrust laws, the FTC said the exemption did not apply because it was not actively supervised by the state and that it was made up of...

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