Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Amicus Metzger Talks About Free Enterprise Fund

I spoke yesterday with Professor Gillian Metzger (Columbia) about her amicus brief in Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Co. Accounting Oversight Board, the case challenging Sarbanes-Oxley's new PCAOB, a body within the SEC, on Appointments Clause and separation of powers grounds.  I just posted yesterday on Metzger's article on internal and external separation of powers; we spoke about that, as well.  Finally, Metzger offered sound advice for academics contemplating filing amicus briefs.

I edited the interview into three parts; click the shaded blocks below:

The Case and Metzger's Brief

You can download this file and forward to the times below for discussions on particular topics:

:34 to 1:30 for a description and background on the case

1:30 to 4:10 for a discussion of the significant jurisdictional barriers in the case

4:23 to 8:00 for a discussion of the constitutional claims in the case

8:30 to 13:30 and 18:00 to 20:43 for a discussion of the significance of the case and the sweeping claims

13:30 to 15:40 for a discussion of Metzger's brief

15:40 to End for a discussion on how the Court might rule in the case

The Relevance of Internal and External Separation of Powers to Free Enterprise Fund

Advice for Academic Amici




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