As a resource for the class action defense lawyer who defends against securities class actions, we provide the text of the Securities Act of 1933. Congress described the general exemptive authority of the Commission in 15 U.S.C. § 77z-3, which provides:
§ 77z-3. General exemptive authority
The Commission, by rule or regulation, may conditionally or unconditionally exempt any person, security, or transaction, or any class or classes of persons, securities, or transactions, from any provision or provisions of this subchapter or of any rule or regulation issued under subchapter, to the extent that such exemption is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, and is consistent with the protection of investors.