Tag: conflict minerals

BREAKING: DC Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc in Conflict Minerals Case

In August, two judges of the D.C. Circuit (over a strong dissent by Judge Srinivasan) issued an opinion holding that this corporate disclosure rule violates the freedom of speech of publicly traded corporations. With the full court’s denial of en banc rehearing, the D.C. Circuit leaves a dangerous precedent in place.
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FSFP Joins Global Witness In Brief Addressing “Conflict Minerals” and First Amendment Claims By Corporations

(Photo via Global Witness) We’re pleased to join Global Witness Limited in an important brief pushing back against a First Amendment claim by the National Association of Manufacturers and other corporate interests. The case comes from a provision of the federal Dodd-Frank Act addressing “conflict minerals” from the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. As
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