Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Harvey L. Pitt argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs for petitioner A. G. Becker Incorporated were Henry A. Hubschman, David M. Miles, and Laurence H. Tribe. James B. Weidner, John M. Liftin, William J. Fitzpatrick, and Donald J. Crawford filed briefs for petitioner Securities Industry Association.
Deputy Solicitor General Claiborne argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Lee, Acting Assistant Attorney General Willard, Barbara E. Etkind, and Anthony J. Steinmeyer.*
Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for Bankers Trust Co. by John W. Barnum and Jennifer A. Sullivan; and for the New York Clearing House Association et al. by Robert S. Rifkind, William H. Smith, and Michael F. Crotty.
Supreme Court of United States.
JUSTICE BLACKMUN delivered the opinion of the Court.
This case involves a challenge to the efforts of a state commercial bank to enter the business of selling third-party commercial paper. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) concluded that such activity by state member banks is not prohibited by the Banking Act of 1933, ch. 89, 48 Stat. 162 (commonly known as the Glass-Steagall Act) because commercial paper is neither a "security" nor a "note...
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