Mr. Musk is now part of a group of executives who are supporting a petition filed by Barry Romeril, a former chief financial officer of Xerox, asking the Supreme Court to review a 2003 deal he made with the S.E.C. that required him to stay forever silent about a fraud case against him.
Mr. Romeril’s petition argues that the requirement violates his constitutional rights, and that “no act of Congress authorizes such a sweeping restriction on freedom of speech.” The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said he waived that right to deny the allegations.
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