RICO’s Having a Birthday! A 50-Year Retrospective of Questions Answered and Open

60 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2020 Last revised: 5 Jan 2021

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Randy Gordon

Texas A&M University School of Law; Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Date Written: November 6, 2020

Abstract

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act came into the world in 1970 as Title IX of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 (OCCA). From the outset, the statute’s complexity, ambiguity, and uncertain purpose have confounded courts and commentators. This Article is intended as retrospective of where RICO interpretation and application have been—and where they still must go.

Keywords: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act; RICO; antitrust; Clayton Act; interpretation; legislative history; extraterritoriality

Suggested Citation

Gordon, Randy, RICO’s Having a Birthday! A 50-Year Retrospective of Questions Answered and Open (November 6, 2020). NYU Journal of Law & Business, Forthcoming, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-03, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3727436

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