Securities and Exchange Commission April 20, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 06-3800
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-20
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Policy Statement Concerning Subpoenas to Members of the News Media
Document Number: 06-3739
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-20
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission is issuing a policy statement concerning the issuance of subpoenas to members of the media. This policy statement sets forth guidelines for the agency's professional staff to ensure that vigorous enforcement of the Federal securities laws is conducted completely consistently with the principles of the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of the press, and specifically to avoid the issuance of subpoenas to members of the media that might impair the news gathering and reporting functions.