James Filan provided court records that indicate the Hinman materials will probably be made public by June 13th.
A defense lawyer and former federal prosecutor who has been following the SEC vs. Ripple case carefully, James Filan, issued an update on the probable release of the Hinman documents on May 19th. The public is requesting access to these records.
Filan shared in a tweet that the SEC and Ripple Labs had submitted a joint letter asking for an extension to June 13th, 2023, for the submission of redacted versions of cross-motions for summary judgment.
The combined request shows that both parties are attempting to make some case-related records accessible to the public, although with the requisite redactions. The extension gives more time for these documents’ preparation and submission.
Update on SEC vs. Ripple Case
James Filan, a defense lawyer and former federal prosecutor, recently offered an update on the likely unsealing of the Hinman papers in the continuing legal dispute between Ripple Labs and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The Bill Hinman papers make reference to a lecture that Bill Hinman, a former director of the SEC’s corporation finance division, gave in 2018. These records detail internal SEC considerations and conversations pertaining to Hinman’s speech.
Some members of the crypto community find the joint petition to be “weird.” A lawyer, Fred Rispoli, with the Twitter handle @freddyriz tweeted in response to Filan’s announcement; “This is weird to me.