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High Court Urged to Hear SEC, FTC Jurisdiction Cases Jointly

March 30, 2022, 4:52 PM

The latest dispute involving the constitutionality of the SEC’s in-house judges deserves its day at the U.S. Supreme Court sooner rather than later, the CPA at the heart of the case told the high court.

It’s “imperative” that the Supreme Court consider the case alongside a similar one it already plans to hear next term involving federal courts’ jurisdiction over constitutional challenges to the Federal Trade Commission’s administrative proceedings, Michelle Cochran’s brief said.

The Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this month asked the court to review an appellate decision in Cochran’s favor, but the agency urged the Supreme Court to ...