The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is Providing Notice of the Opportunity to File Amicus Briefs in the Matters of Conyers v. Department of Defense, Docket No. CH-0752-09-0925-I-1, and Northover v. Department of Defense, Docket No. AT-0752-10-0184-I-1, 6728-6729 [2010-2890]

Download as PDF 6728 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2010 / Notices Aaron D. Hoag, Esq., Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, 450 Fifth Street, NW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20530, Telephone: (202) 514–5038, Fax: (202) 514–7308, E-mail: aaron.hoag@usdoj.gov. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Footnotes 1. After their initial sale, concert tickets may be resold on the secondary ticketing market. Ticket brokers purchase tickets with the intention of reselling them to concertgoers. Secondary ticketing companies provide services that facilitate the resale of tickets to concertgoers by ticket brokers and others. 2. While the conclusions reached in the antitrust analysis described below are not sensitive to the precise number of venues included within this class, for purposes of this Competitive Impact Statement, ‘‘major concert venues’’ are the 500 U.S. venues generating the greatest concert revenues in 2008, as reported in Pollstar, a leading source of concert industry information. Concert ticket revenues from events at these venues represent more than 90% of the concert ticket revenues at all venues reported in Pollstar. Major concert venues are a diverse group, which includes large stadiums and arenas with relatively few concerts (e.g., the Verizon Center in Washington, DC), mid-sized amphitheaters that host concerts regularly during certain seasons (e.g., Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, VA), and smaller clubs and theaters with frequent concerts throughout the year (e.g., Warner Theatre in Washington, DC and Live Nation’s House of Blues clubs). To account for this diversity, venues are weighted by their capacity in calculating shares of the market for primary ticketing services to major concert venues. Only public sources of information were used to calculate the market shares described in this Competitive Impact Statement. 3. In this case, there are not significant transportation costs associated with the relevant services, so sellers’ locations do little to inform the market-definition inquiry, though they are not irrelevant to antitrust analysis. To the contrary, only sellers capable of serving major concert venues located in the United States can compete with Defendants in the relevant market. Many of those sellers are located within the United States, but some are foreign firms, as suggested by Live Nation’s adaptation of a European primary ticketing platform for use in the United States, which is discussed below. Foreign sellers historically have not competed effectively in the United States because of the significant VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:21 Feb 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 investments required to enter the domestic market. Still, Live Nation’s example suggests that, with a significant investment of time and money, foreign primary ticketing companies might be capable of adapting their products for U.S. customers. 4. Before 2009, by virtue as its position as a promoter, Live Nation received roughly 10% of the tickets to concerts it promoted, and it sold those tickets to concertgoers through its MusicToday subsidiary and a platform licensed from eTix. Live Nation also used the MusicToday platform to provide primary ticketing services to a few small venues. 5. The 2004 amendments substituted ‘‘shall’’ for ‘‘may’’ in directing relevant factors for court to consider and amended the list of factors to focus on competitive considerations and to address potentially ambiguous judgment terms. Compare 15 U.S.C. 16(e) (2004), with 15 U.S.C. § 16(e)(1) (2006); see also SBC Commc’ns, 489 F. Supp. 2d at 11 (concluding that the 2004 amendments ‘‘effected minimal changes’’ to Tunney Act review). 6. Cf. BNS, 858 F.2d at 464 (holding that the court’s ‘‘ultimate authority under the [APPA] is limited to approving or disapproving the consent decree’’); United States v. Gillette Co., 406 F. Supp. 713, 716 (D. Mass. 1975) (noting that, in this way, the court is constrained to ‘‘look at the overall picture not hypercritically, nor with a microscope, but with an artist’s reducing glass’’). See generally Microsoft, 56 F.3d at 1461 (discussing whether ‘‘the remedies [obtained in the decree are] so inconsonant with the allegations charged as to fall outside of the ‘reaches of the public interest’ ’’). 7. See United States v. Enova Corp., 107 F. Supp. 2d 10, 17 (D.D.C. 2000) (noting that the ‘‘Tunney Act expressly allows the court to make its public interest determination on the basis of the competitive impact statement and response to comments alone’’); United States v. Mid-Am. Dairymen, Inc., 1977– 1 Trade Cas. (CCH) ¶ 61,508, at 71,980 (W.D. Mo. 1977) (‘‘Absent a showing of corrupt failure of the government to discharge its duty, the Court, in making its public interest finding, should . . . carefully consider the explanations of the government in the competitive impact statement and its responses to comments in order to determine whether those explanations are reasonable under the circumstances.’’); S. Rep. No. 93–298, 93d Cong., 1st Sess., at 6 (1973) (‘‘Where the public interest can be meaningfully evaluated simply on the basis of briefs and oral PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 arguments, that is the approach that should be utilized.’’). 8. The United States redacted competitively sensitive information and information unrelated to U.S. markets from the version of the AEG/TM Technology Agreement attached as Exhibit A. [FR Doc. 2010–2754 Filed 2–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–P MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is Providing Notice of the Opportunity to File Amicus Briefs in the Matters of Conyers v. Department of Defense, Docket No. CH–0752–09– 0925–I–1, and Northover v. Department of Defense, Docket No. AT–0752–10– 0184–I–1 AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: On January 25, 2010, the MSPB published in the Federal Register (see 75 FR 3939) a Notice of the opportunity to file amicus briefs in the matter of Crumpler v. Department of Defense, MSPB Docket Number DC– 0752–09–0033–R–1, 2009 MSPB 233. Although the Crumpler case is now settled, the legal issue raised in that matter and noted in the January 25 Federal Register notice remains unresolved. The cases of Conyers v. Department of Defense, Docket No. CH– 0752–09–0925–I–1, and Northover v. Department of Defense, Docket No. AT– 0752–10–0184–I–1, involve the same legal issue. Conyers and Northover raise the question of whether, pursuant to 5 CFR Part 732, National Security Position, the rule in Department of the Navy v. Egan, 484 U.S. 518, 530–31 (1988), limiting the scope of MSPB review of an adverse action based on the revocation of a security clearance also applies to an adverse action involving an employee in a ‘‘non-critical sensitive’’ position due to the employee having been denied continued eligibility for employment in a sensitive position. Interested parties may submit amicus briefs or other comments on this issue no later than March 1, 2010. Amicus briefs must be filed with the Clerk of the Board. Briefs shall not exceed 15 pages in length. The text shall be doublespaced, except for quotations and footnotes, and the briefs shall be on 81⁄2; by 11 inch paper with one inch margins on all four sides. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2010 / Notices DATES: All briefs submitted in response to this notice shall be filed with the Clerk of the Board on or before March 1, 2010. ADDRESSES: All briefs shall be entitled ‘‘Amicus Brief, Conyers and Northover.’’ Only one copy of the brief need be submitted. Briefs must be filed with the Office of the Clerk of the Board, Merit Systems Protection Board, 1615 M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20419. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Shannon, Deputy Clerk of the Board, (202) 653–7200. Dated: February 4, 2010. William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board. [FR Doc. 2010–2890 Filed 2–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7400–01–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board; Members sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration. ACTION: Notice; SES Performance Review Board. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Performance Review Board. DATES: Effective Date: This appointment is effective on February 10, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela S. Pope, Human Resources Services Division (NAH), National Archives and Records Administration, 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63132, (314) 801–0882. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4314(c) of Title 5, U.S.C., requires each agency to establish, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, one or more SES Performance Review Boards. 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Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended) notice is hereby given that the National Council on the Humanities will meet in Washington, DC on February 25–26, 2010. The purpose of the meeting is to advise the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities with respect to policies, programs, and procedures for carrying out his functions, and to review applications for financial support from and gifts offered to the Endowment and to make recommendations thereon to the Chairman. The meeting will be held in the Old Post Office Building, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. A portion of the morning and afternoon sessions on February 25–26, 2010, will not be open to the public pursuant to subsections (c)(4),(c)(6) and (c)(9)(B) of section 552b of Title 5, United States Code because the Council will consider information that may disclose: Trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential; information of a personal nature the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy; and information the premature disclosure of which would be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of proposed agency action. I have made this determination under the authority granted me by the Chairman’s Delegation of Authority dated July 19, 1993. The agenda for the sessions on February 25, 2010 will be as follows: (Closed to the Public) Discussion of Specific Grant Applications and Programs Before the Council 10:30 a.m. until Adjourned Digital Humanities—Room M–07 Education Programs and Federal/State Partnership—Room 510A Preservation and Access—Room 415 Public Programs—Room 421 Research Programs—Room 315 The morning session of the meeting on February 26, 2010 will convene at 9 a.m., in the first floor Council Room M–09, and will be open to the public, as set out below. The agenda for the morning session will be as follows: A. Minutes of the Previous Meeting B. Reports 1. Introductory Remarks 2. Staff Report 3. Congressional Report 4. Budget Report 5. Presentation on NEH-supported Project about the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database 6. Reports on Policy and General Matters a. Digital Humanities b. Education Programs c. Federal/State Partnership d. Preservation and Access e. Public Programs f. 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MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD


The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is Providing Notice of 
the Opportunity to File Amicus Briefs in the Matters of Conyers v. 
Department of Defense, Docket No. CH-0752-09-0925-I-1, and Northover v. 
Department of Defense, Docket No. AT-0752-10-0184-I-1

AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On January 25, 2010, the MSPB published in the Federal 
Register (see 75 FR 3939) a Notice of the opportunity to file amicus 
briefs in the matter of Crumpler v. Department of Defense, MSPB Docket 
Number DC-0752-09-0033-R-1, 2009 MSPB 233. Although the Crumpler case 
is now settled, the legal issue raised in that matter and noted in the 
January 25 Federal Register notice remains unresolved. The cases of 
Conyers v. Department of Defense, Docket No. CH-0752-09-0925-I-1, and 
Northover v. Department of Defense, Docket No. AT-0752-10-0184-I-1, 
involve the same legal issue.
    Conyers and Northover raise the question of whether, pursuant to 5 
CFR Part 732, National Security Position, the rule in Department of the 
Navy v. Egan, 484 U.S. 518, 530-31 (1988), limiting the scope of MSPB 
review of an adverse action based on the revocation of a security 
clearance also applies to an adverse action involving an employee in a 
``non-critical sensitive'' position due to the employee having been 
denied continued eligibility for employment in a sensitive position.
    Interested parties may submit amicus briefs or other comments on 
this issue no later than March 1, 2010. Amicus briefs must be filed 
with the Clerk of the Board. Briefs shall not exceed 15 pages in 
length. The text shall be double-spaced, except for quotations and 
footnotes, and the briefs shall be on 8\1/2\; by 11 inch paper with one 
inch margins on all four sides.

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DATES: All briefs submitted in response to this notice shall be filed 
with the Clerk of the Board on or before March 1, 2010.

ADDRESSES: All briefs shall be entitled ``Amicus Brief, Conyers and 
Northover.'' Only one copy of the brief need be submitted. Briefs must 
be filed with the Office of the Clerk of the Board, Merit Systems 
Protection Board, 1615 M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20419.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Shannon, Deputy Clerk of the 
Board, (202) 653-7200.

    Dated: February 4, 2010.
William D. Spencer,
Clerk of the Board.
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