US appeals court says parts of conflict minerals rule are unconstitutional

August 18, 2015 3:35 PM

39 0

WASHINGTON Aug 18 A U.S. appeals court declared on Tuesday that a portion of the Securities and Exchange Commission's "conflict minerals" rule violates companies' free speech, handing a partial victory to the corporate trade groups that had challenged the regulation.

The SEC's conflict minerals rule requires companies to disclose if their products contain certain minerals from a war-torn part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Also read: Man loses latest court fight over violent Facebook posts

Read more

To category page