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blue sky laws

- Laws protecting the public from securities fraud.
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Viola's examination experience includes financial statement, performance advertising, and disclosure document reviews, as well as, analysis of investment adviser and hedge fund issues arising under ERISA and blue-sky laws
State securities regulators are renewing their fight to prevent a key JOBS Act provision from allowing issuers to circumvent state securities regulations, also known as "blue-sky laws." Backers of the rule change say it will free up investment capital, but state regulators say it will make investors vulnerable to fraud.
Di Trolio, Public Choice Theory, Federalism, and the Sunny Side to Blue-Sky Laws, 30 WM.