RICO’s Having a Birthday! A 50-Year Retrospective of Questions Answered and Open
NYU Journal of Law & Business, Forthcoming
60 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2020 Last revised: 5 Jan 2021
Date Written: November 6, 2020
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
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