From S&P Global:

But Tom Struble — technology policy manager at the R Street Institute, a libertarian policy think tank — noted that courts tend to defer to the expert agency in cases where the relevant laws or statutes are unclear, and in this case both the federal antitrust and telecom expert agencies have signed off on the merger.

“I think it will be a very tough sell for those [state] AGs to convince any judge or panel of judges that they [the DOJ and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission] were wrong,” Struble said in an interview.