On July 23rd, the U.S. District Court rejected the National Association of Manufacturers’ legal challenge to the conflict minerals rule. After months of pleadings and procedural activity, the district court in NAM v SEC rejected the petitioners’ claims that elements of the conflict minerals rule were arbitrary and capricious and that the rule violated the First Amendment.

Today, August 12th, the petitioners appealed that decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. 

We will keep you updated on the filings and procedures in the appeal.