Ripple to score another win against SEC as judge leaves its lobbying efforts under wrap

Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn has denied the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s request for documents related to Ripple’s lobbying efforts.

This comes after the court prohibited the agency from getting its hands on the legal advice the company sought or received regarding XRP’s regulatory status last month.

In her June 15 order, the judge states that Ripple’s lobbying efforts “are not relevant,” reiterating her previous stance:

In the same vein, Ripple’s lobbying efforts regarding the status of XRP are not relevant; and any relevancy argument is outweighed by the burden of production.

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