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Ratings agencies can’t hide behind 1st Amendment-lawyer

February 19, 2008

Ratings agencies sued over their role in the the subprime mortgage crisis won’t be able to hide behind free speech protections guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, because they played an active role in structuring loan assets, attorney Salvatore Graziano told the Reuters Housing Sumit on Tuesday.

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