District Court’s Decision on Conflict Minerals Partially Overturned by Court of Appeals; SEC Stays Portion of Rule Determined to Violate First Amendment Right to Free Speech; Remainder of Rule Will Continue to Be Implemented

On April 14, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion on the challenge to the conflict minerals rule brought by the National Association of Manufacturers, among others. The district court previously had granted summary judgment in favor of...