• The Unexpected Impact Judge Kavanaugh’s Appointment to the Supreme Court Could Have on U.S. Securities Laws
  • November 26, 2018 | Author: Ryan W. Mcnagny
  • Law Firm: Goldberg Segalla LLP - New York Office
  • After a lengthy and highly controversial confirmation process, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, a former United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, has replaced Justice Anthony M. Kennedy as the newest Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment has obvious significance, as conservatives now comprise the majority of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less obvious, however, is the impact Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment will likely have on U.S. securities laws. Due to the timing of the nomination, Judge Kavanaugh will be faced with an important decision: whether to recuse himself from a securities fraud case that he recently heard as D.C. Circuit Court Judge.