Will You Sign Our Online Petition?
Even if you don’t care about the SEC, in-House Courts are a huge, huge problem in our country. The very same laws harm immigrants, bankers and taxpayers, all the same, by denying them access to real judges and real courts.
It’s called: The $2,200 Man Speaks: No More Kangaroo Courts at the SEC. Give Defendants Access to Real Judges in Real Courtrooms.
If this petition gets 100,000 signatures within 30 days of its creation, the White House will review it and respond!
You can view and sign the petition here:
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Here is what the petition says:
The $2,200 Man Speaks: No More Kangaroo Courts at the SEC. Give Defendants Access to Real Judges in Real Courtrooms.
When the Securities and Exchange Commission decides to charge someone with fraud, they may lose their business, their career and reputation in addition to paying crippling fines. Yet, under the current system such defendants do not have the right to defend themselves in a real courtroom in front of a real judge. Instead, they must attempt to defend themselves in front of an SEC staff judge who is not bound by the same rules of evidence, procedure or due process as the real Article III courts. Furthermore, their right to an “appeal” is only a legal fiction, an appeal to the SEC Commission, the same agency that pays the prosecutor and the judge in the case.
This system breeds corruption and unfairness. Small-time defendants lose everything, while “whales” avoid prosecution with huge fines.