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rex non potest peccare

Rex non potest peccare is a Latin legal maxim meaning "the king can do no wrong" which developed into the doctrine of sovereign immunity, also known as governmental immunity. Rex non potest peccare originated in English common law and is...

right

A right is a power or privilege held by the general public, usually as the result of a constitution, statute, regulation, judicial precedent, or other type of law. Legal rights are enforceable by legal institutions and can be invoked in...

risk factors

Risk factors refer to Item 105 of Regulation S-K which requires the registrant’s management to discuss material risks to the registrant’s operations. Item 105 requires that the registrant write their risk factors in plain English and organize...

roadshow

Roadshows are presentations by the management of an issuer conducting a public offering to market their securities.

Permissibility Under the Gun Jumping Rules

In an initial public offering (IPO), issuers market their...

Rule 10b-5

Rule 10-5 is a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulation that prohibits securities fraud.

Overview

The SEC promulgated Rule 10b-5 under Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act, which authorizes the SEC to regulate...

Rule 144A

Rule 144A (formally 17 CFR § 230.144A) is a Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) regulation that enables purchasers of securities in a private placement to resell their securities to qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) under certain...

Rule 504

Rule 504 (formally 17 CFR § 230.504) is a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulation that enables issuers to sell under $5,000,000 in securities to an unlimited amount of purchasers in a private placement.

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Rule 506

Rule 506 (formally 17 CFR § 230.506) is a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulation that allows private placement under Regulation D and enables issuers to offer an unlimited amount in securities.

Relationship with Section 5...

rule of lenity

The rule of lenity is a principle used in criminal law, also called rule of strict construction, stating that when a law is unclear or ambiguous, the court should apply it in the way that is most favorable to the defendant, or to construe the...

Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States (1935)

Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, 295 U.S. 495, is a Supreme Court case that invalidated a provision of the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) that authorized the President to approve “codes of fair competition” for the poultry...

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