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United States: Appellate Court Reaffirms Decision that Conflict Minerals Rule Violates First Amendment

(Aug. 25, 2015) A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently reaffirmed its 2014 judgment that a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule requiring companies to publicly disclose that their products are not “conflict free” violates the First Amendment. (Nat’l Ass’n of Manufacturers v. SEC, No. 13-5252 (D.C. Cir. 2015) […]

United States: Appellate Court Rules Federal Law Allows Discovery in Foreign Criminal Investigations

(Dec. 31, 2014) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that federal law permits a U.S. district court to compel document discovery for use in a criminal investigation by a foreign magistrate. (In Re Application for an Order Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782 to Conduct Discovery for Use in Foreign […]