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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg waves at NYU Law School on Monday, Feb. 5th, 2018. Photo credit: David Handschuh

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former U.S. Solicitors General Theodore Olson, Seth Waxman and Paul Clement have an obvious professional connection but never one as legal overseer for an online company promoting cryptocurrency investments in Texas.

The Texas State Securities Board this week sent a cease-and-desist letter to a company called LeadInvest, which allegedly was using a photograph of the justice and the lawyers, including former deputy Solicitor General Maureen Mahoney of Latham & Watkins, as its “CodeOfEthics Association.” LeadInvest billed itself as a technology company developing trading software for cryptocurrency markets, according to the Texas state board.

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

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