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Morrison's Effects Test

William S. Dodge

University of California, Davis, School of Law


40 Southwestern University Law Review 687

In Morrison v. National Australia Bank, the Supreme Court held that the presumption against extraterritoriality applies "in all cases." But the Court also changed the presumption by shifting its focus from the location of the conduct to the location of the effects. This symposium contribution argues this shift is consistent with the presumption’s underlying rationale and with the Court’s prior case law. It also applies Morrison’s effects test to RICO.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 10

Keywords: extraterritorial, Morrison, RICO, securities

JEL Classification: K33

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Date posted: May 26, 2011 ; Last revised: February 18, 2013

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Dodge, William S., Morrison's Effects Test (2011). 40 Southwestern University Law Review 687. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1851638

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William S. Dodge (Contact Author)
University of California, Davis, School of Law ( email )
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616
United States
530-752-1910 (Phone)
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