U.S. judges challenge conflict minerals disclosure rule

By Sarah N. Lynch and Stella Dawson | Tue, 7 Jan 2014 22:10 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. judges on Tuesday raised concerns about a new rule that forces certain manufacturers to disclose if their products contain minerals from a war-torn part of Africa, questioning the rule's purpose and whether it tramples companies' free speech.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was required to draft the rule as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law. Human...

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