Justices May Hear Challenge To SEC Judges, But Not Go Far

Law360, New York (November 30, 2017, 10:21 PM EST) -- The Trump administration this week gave the U.S. Supreme Court even more reason to decide the constitutionality of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s administrative law judges when it reversed the government’s position on the issue. But anyone hoping the justices will upend the federal government’s use of in-house courts might be in store for disappointment, experts tell Law360.

In a brief before the high court, the U.S. Solicitor General’s Office on Wednesday urged the justices to take up the petition of Lucia v. SEC, which...
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