Stuart Alderoty, Ripple's Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel in the SEC v. Ripple Labs case, has characterized the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) latest submission as a "contradictory shift" and contends that it holds little sway.
Following the recent filing by the U.S. SEC to reinforce its interlocutory appeal, Stuart Alderoty, Chief Legal Officer at Ripple, commented on X, referring to the submission as another instance of a "hypocritical pivot." Alderoty highlighted what he sees as Chairman Gary Gensler's inconsistency, manipulative actions and appetite for expanded regulation.
He pointed out that Gensler had requested an urgent appeal while simultaneously asserting that crypto regulations and rules were clear and must be adhered to by the industry.
Attorney James K. Filan took a dig at the SEC, ridiculing their newfound concern for preserving judicial resources. He pointed out the SEC's previous attempt to pause all proceedings in the case.
The SEC’s argument that Judge Torres should stay the proceedings because the SEC is all of a sudden concerned about conserving judicial resources is laughable.
Renowned pro-XRP attorney John E. Deaton remarked that those not well-versed in the U.S. SEC v. Ripple Labs case might find Ripple CLO Alderoty's response to the SEC to be harsh. However, for those familiar with the case, Alderoty's characterization of the SEC as "hypocritical" is simply a reflection of the federal judge presiding over the matter.
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