Kavanaugh Dissent Shows Skepticism For Deference To SEC

By Dunstan Prial (July 10, 2018, 4:36 PM EDT) -- U.S. Supreme Court nominee D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh has earned a reputation for being skeptical of "overreaching" federal agencies, a point of view that could significantly influence how the high court defers to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission going forward, legal experts said Tuesday.

Vice President Mike Pence, right, accompanies U.S. Supreme Court candidate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday. (AP) That leeriness was on full display in Judge Kavanaugh's dissent in a 2017 D.C. Circuit ruling that mostly upheld an SEC finding that an investment banker was liable for fraud for copying and pasting his...

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