Thursday, December 8, 2011

Securities Regulation and the Courts

SEC Historical Society’s Virtual Museum and Archive of the History of Financial Regulation announces the opening of its most recent on-line gallery, Chasing the Devil Around the Stump: Securities Regulation, the SEC and the Courts.
Credit: Berryman
The virtual museum and archive's eighth permanent Gallery examines the impact of the judiciary on financial regulation from the 19th century to today, looking at:

    The thoughts and writings of such U.S. Supreme Court Justices as Stephen Field, Louis Brandeis, Harlan Stone, Charles Evans Hughes, Felix Frankfurter, Robert Jackson, Hugo Black, Stanley Reed, William O. Douglas and Lewis Powell;
    Major cases, including Jones v. SEC, Electric Bond and Share v. SEC, and the insider trading cases - Chiarella, Dirks, Carpenter and O'Hagen.
    The role of the SEC General Counsel Office in articulating the expertise of the agency before the courts.

The Gallery brings together more than 500 papers, photos, oral histories and programs from the museum collection, as well as links to related rooms within current Galleries. Dr. Kurt Hohenstein, Assistant Professor of History, Winona State University curated the Gallery, his fifth for the museum.