SEC Overrules Its Own Administrative Law Judge to Clear Customer of Fraud Charges

SEC Overrules Its Own Administrative Law Judge to Clear Customer of Fraud Charges

In a rare reversal of its own administrative law judge in the Matter of optionsXpress, the full Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously held that the SEC’s Enforcement Division had not met its burden of proof that the customer of a broker-dealer had committed securities fraud in connection with his clearing broker-dealer’s failure to deliver stock as required by Regulation SHO.

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The DEA is Getting Past Just Saying No: Scientific Research into Medical Uses of Marijuana is a Bridge Toward a Policy Shift

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)’s recent decision declining to reschedule cannabis is a step bridging the national discussion — a step toward a possible agreement on medical cannabis through scientific research.

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Refining Reversal Rates: Average Votes to Affirm the Appellate Court in Criminal Cases, 2010-2015

Refining Reversal Rates: Average Votes to Affirm the Appellate Court in Criminal Cases, 2010-2015

For the past several weeks, we’ve been refining our analysis of how the Districts and Divisions of the Appellate Court have fared in the past sixteen years before the Illinois Supreme Court, calculating the average votes to affirm garnered by each District’s decisions on the civil and criminal docket.

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