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To enact laws or pass resolutions by the lawmaking process, in contrast to law that is derived from principles espoused by courts in decisions.

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A good business practice would ensure that no employees suffer detriment for any personal attributes, whether they be legislated against or not.'
Congress clearly legislated against the backdrop of the SEC's current rule, and closely followed the SEC's list of prohibited non-audit services--even keeping the services in the same order as they appear in that rule.
Not everything can be legislated against. Let's encourage the legislators to tread carefully, and not cripple our industry with rules to protect us against ever-more unlikely risks.