En banc opinion of D.C. Circuit upholds American Meat Institute case — what does it mean for the conflict minerals case?
by Cydney Posner Today, the D.C. Circuit issued its en banc opinion in American Meat Institute v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, upholding the mandatory disclosure regulation at issue in that case. You may recall that this case concerned the USDA’s country-of-origin labeling rule, which AMI argued compelled disclosure in violation […]
by Cydney Posner When does the First Amendment prevent the Government from compelling companies to make specified disclosures? Isn’t that what the securities laws are all about? Are the securities laws just exempt from First Amendment challenges? After all, the USSCT has long recognized that “the exchange of information about […]
by Cydney Posner This month, the Enough Project issued a relatively favorable report on progress in the DRC and adjoining countries in curtailing the funding of armed groups through the trade in conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold –3TG). Happily, according to the Enough Project — one of the key proponents […]