Securities Act Amendments of 1975

Securities Act Amendments of 1975

The legislation that gives the SEC authority to develop a national market in securities, thereby making the system more competitive and more efficient. The Amendments have had limited success in producing a fully integrated market system.
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Before the line of cases giving NASD immunity from suits based on its government-delegated disciplinary powers; * Before the effective date of the Securities Act Amendments of 1975 and later amendments which now require NASD to ensure its members comply with federal law, and compel all securities professionals to register with NASD and submit to its disciplinary authority; and * Before the Supreme Court's recent expansion of the state action doctrine in Brentwood which is directly applicable to NASD.
In a broader sense, his efforts, including the development of the Securities Act Amendments of 1975, have helped produce the best capital markets in the world.

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