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15 March 2017 | Dynda Thomas
“Hear ye, Hear ye.” The parties to the legal challenge of the SECs conflict minerals rule have agreed that no further court proceedings are necessary and have requested that the US District Court enter a judgment in accordance with the decisions of the Court of Appeals — that is, that certain elements of the rule violated reporting entities’ First Amendment rights. So, the legal challenge of the rule is over — all but the final judgment to be entered by the US District Court. A proposed final judgment is to be proposed by the parties no later than March 20, 2017.