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D.C. Circuit Court Re-Affirms Decision that Portions of SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rules are Unconstitutional

On August 18, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in likely the first majority opinion citing Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities) and George Orwell (Nineteen Eighty-Four), re-affirmed its...more

8/31/2015 - Compelled Speech Conflict Mineral Rules Disclosure Requirements En Banc Review First Amendment Manufacturers National Association of Manufacturers Publicly-Traded Companies SEC

Federal Appeals Court Largely Upholds Conflict Minerals Rules

On April 14, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its much anticipated decision regarding the challenge to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Conflict Minerals Rules. The Court largely...more

4/23/2014 - Conflict Mineral Rules First Amendment SEC Securities Litigation

Federal District Court Upholds the SEC's Conflict Minerals Rules

As we previously reported, in August 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted controversial rules requiring public companies to attempt to determine if they use any of four “conflict minerals” - tantalite,...more

7/30/2013 - Chamber of Commerce Conflict Mineral Rules First Amendment National Association of Manufacturers SEC

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