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Here are the documents the Google antitrust trial judge didn’t want you to see

Illustration by Cath Virginia / The Verge

The already locked-down US v. Google antitrust trial got a little more restricted earlier this week — when Judge Amit Mehta, following a complaint from Google, chided the Department of Justice for posting exhibits from the trial online without notifying him first. These documents are, for all intents and purposes, public: they were viewable in court and will likely be entered into public records, something Mehta acknowledged. Unlike in the recent FTC v. Microsoft debacle, there’s no evidence of failed redactions that reveal bombshell details about a company, although the parties have argued over exhibits Google deems irrelevant.

Bloomberg’s Leah Nylen, who argued for access to the documents in court, has the full writeup of what happened…

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