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Bon mots

"You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra

"We do not distain to borrow wit or wisdom from any man who is capable of lending us either." Henry Fielding, Tom Jones

"In our complex society the accountant's certificate and the lawyer's opinion can be instruments for inflicting pecuniary loss more potent than the chisel or the crowbar." United States v. Benjamin, 328 F.2d 854, 862 (2d Cir. 1964)

Oral Argument Motion Denied

Dan Rapoport, Exchange Act Rel. 62427, July 1, 2010

Rapoport was barred in a default order by the Commission and moved to set it aside. An ALJ denied relief and he appealed to the Commission. He requested an oral argument on appeal. The Commission denied his request without explanation finding only that oral argument would not significantly aid the decisional process.