DC Circ. Won't Hear Bid To Revive SEC Conflict Minerals Rule

By Vidya Kauri (November 9, 2015, 5:06 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit denied a full panel hearing Monday for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Amnesty International, which had petitioned the court to revive a requirement that companies publicly disclose if their products contain minerals mined in Central African war zones.

The panel of 13 judges did not give a reason for declining the en banc review of the court's 2-1 decision on Aug. 18 that found the reporting requirement for conflict minerals violated commercial free speech rights, but in August, the court stuck to its earlier analysis that requiring a company to declare whether its products are "conflict-free"...

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