Federal Lawsuit Challenges SEC’s Lifetime Gag Order Policy

"The Cato Institute, based in Washington, says the policy serves to silence potential critics of the SEC’s vast civil enforcement powers, thereby violating First Amendment protections of free speech and a free press.

The policy is particularly problematic, the group says, when as a condition of accepting any civil settlement proposal as a means of avoiding trial, the mandatory perpetual gag orders can also mask agency wrongdoing."

Click here to read full article