Epic Gets State and Federal Support in Apple Appeal

FOSS Patents reports that 35 states as well as the Biden Administration are now supporting Epic Games in its antitrust appeal against Apple in Ninth Circuit Court. Here's an explanation of why this is significant:
Those filings are not just a "nice to have." This kind of support is mission-critical, as I explained a few days ago. And a few hours before those filings, I was already impressed with the fact that "the Dean of American Antitrust Law" (as the New York Times called him), Professor Herbert Hovenkamp, signed a world-class amicus brief submitted by Professor Michael Carrier.

The state attorneys-general ("state AGs") supporting Epic here are basically the ones suing Google alongside Epic in the Northern District of California. The states--led by the Beehive State--are (in alphabetical order): Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, D.C. (I'm not taking a position on the controversial question of statehood here), Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah (submitter), Vermont, and Washington.