Stoneridge Argument

Early reports from today’s Supreme Court oral argument in the Stoneridge case suggest that the court is unlikely to side with the plaintiff investors and adopt a broad definition of “scheme liability.” First-hand accounts can be found at SCOTUSBlog and the WSJ Law Blog. (Also worth reading is today’s coverage of the case in the Wall Street Journal, including an op-ed by SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins.)

Quote of note (SCOTUSBlog): “‘Congress has kind of taken over for us . . . They picked up the ball and are running with it . . . My suggestion is that we should get out of the business of expanding [the key securities fraud section]; Congress has taken over,’ the Chief Justice told New York attorney Stanley M. Grossman.”

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