The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the Securities and Exchange Commission’s bid to block a challenge to the constitutionality of its in-house tribunal brought by a Texas accountant who the agency punished after faulting her audits of publicly traded companies.
The justices took up the SEC’s appeal of a lower court ruling that revived certified public accountant Michelle Cochran’s challenge. The lower court rejected the agency’s argument that under a U.S. law called the Securities Exchange Act Cochran could not contest the constitutionality of the tribunal’s judges in federal court before the end of the SEC’s administrative enforcement proceeding against her.
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