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Will the Supreme Court Free Us From the Scourge of Sarbanes-Oxley ?

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case on whether Sarbanes Oxley, with all of its costly regulatory burdens on American business, is constitutional. This case has been called the most important separations-of-powers case in decades. And the outcome of this case will help determine whether American businesses can remain competitive on the world’s stage or America will sink into joblessness and decline.Sarbanes-Oxley (SarbOx) was enacted in 2002, in the wake of publicity and public outrage over the corporate scandals at Enron and WorldCom. The lawbreakers were ultimately brought to justice under laws already on the books at that time. But members of Congress felt that they needed to address the scandals quickly, and so, all members of the Senate and all but three members of the House voted for passage of this hastily drafted bill. Even Nancy Pelosi now admits that this law has had a lot of “unintended consequences.” SarbOx has made the cost of doing business...

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  4. Will the Supreme Court Free Us From the Scourge of Sarbanes-Oxley ?

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  5. Supreme Court Rules Against Part of Sarbanes-Oxley Law

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  6. Oxley: We Have Seen a Retreat by the Individual Investor

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  12. CEOs Run Around the Enron Rule

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  1. Deloitte CEO on the Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley

    Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria on the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley and whether more regulations are needed.

  2. Companies Find Loopholes in Sarbanes-Oxley

    FBN’s Liz MacDonald on companies finding ways around the Sarbanes-Oxley law.

  3. Repeal Sarbanes-Oxley ?

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  4. Fmr. SEC Chair on Sarbanes-Oxley Ruling

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    Former BB&T CEO John Allison on the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley and issues that aren't getting enough attention on the campaign trail

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