CoA Institute Highlights Deficiencies in Proposed Rule to Shift Burdensome Costs of At-Sea Monitoring to Commercial Fishermen

The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC), in coordination with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), seeks to approve and implement a controversial set of regulatory amendments that would create a new industry-funding requirement for at-sea monitoring in the Atlantic herring fishery and, moreover, create a standardized process for introducing […]

Meet John Yates of Yates v. United States

Supreme Court ruled that John Yates, a commercial fisherman, could not be prosecuted under a financial-fraud law for catching undersized red grouper.

Supreme Court Restrains The Government: A Financial Fraud Law Does Not Criminalize Undersized Fish

The Supreme Court ruled that John Yates, a commercial fisherman, could not be prosecuted under a financial-fraud law for catching undersized red grouper.

Lawyer for John Yates Thanks Cause of Action

Read the letter here. Thank You Letter to Cause of Action by Cause of Action

National Law Journal: Post-Enron Law Snags Fisherman

Yates finds support in briefs from the Chamber, NACDL, the Cato Institute, Pacific Legal Foundation, Cause of Action, former Rep. Michael Oxley of Ohio and 18 criminal law professors.

National Law Journal: Justices Fear Over-Prosecution in Case Against Fisherman

This law was designed to apply to business records. To do anything else leads you into the land of absurdities that justices Breyer and Kennedy pointed out

Greenwire: Justices to weigh prosecution of fisherman under white-collar law

The court’s willingness to take up the case appears to be part of a trend among the justices to address instances of potentially over-aggressive prosecution