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July 31, 2013

D.C. District Court Rejects Challenge to SEC Conflict Minerals Rule

Arnold & Porter Advisory

On July 23, 2013, Judge Robert Wilkins of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia upheld the SEC's conflict minerals disclosure rule implementing a provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, rejecting a challenge by the National Association of Manufacturers, the Business Roundtable, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who claimed that the rule violated the Administrative Procedure Act and the First Amendment.

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