Media Availability: NFIB Asks Supreme Court to Protect Small Businesses Against Government Overreach

Date: November 05, 2014

Media Availability: NFIB Asks Supreme Court to Protect Small Businesses Against Government Overreach

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For Immediate Release
Contact:  Eric Reller
202-314-2073 or [email protected]

Media
Availability:
NFIB Asks Supreme Court to Protect
Small Businesses Against Government Overreach

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 5,
2014
Today the Supreme Court will hear oral
arguments in Yates vs. United States, in which the NFIB Small Business Legal Center has filed an amicus
brief.

“The Supreme
Court’s decision in this case will significantly impact small business,” said Karen Harned, Executive Director of NFIB’s
Small Business Legal Center
. “The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was never intended to
be interpreted so broadly – with the government clearly straying from the
original intent of stopping corporate fraud to potentially targeting any
business-owner that misfiles a form. We are confident that the Supreme Court
will support our position and rule in favor of common sense.”

In this case the
Supreme Court will decide whether or not John Yates, a fisherman who threw back
three undersized fish, should be criminally prosecuted and imprisoned under the
Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a law intended to stop corporate fraud.

Karen Harned, Executive
Director of the NFIB Small Business Legal Center is available for media
inquiries.

 

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NFIB Small Business
Legal Center
 is a 501(c)(3)
organization created to protect the rights of America’s small business owners
by providing advisory material on legal issues and by ensuring that the voice
of small business is heard in the nation’s courts. The National Federation of
Independent Business is the nation’s leading small business association, with
offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals

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