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SEC headquarters in Washington. Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to rule on the constitutional status of Securities and Exchange Commission administrative law judges, granting review in a case that could affect thousands of commission proceedings.

Lucia v. SEC presents an issue that has created a sharp circuit split, making it a likely candidate for Supreme Court review. Several related cases are before appeals courts, awaiting high court action. The court’s ruling could also affect administrative law judges in other federal agencies.

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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