Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Elizabeth E. Merrick
Affiliation: investor

May 5, 2009

I urge you to reinstate the old uptick rule
Doing away with this protective rule is what brought disaster to the stock market this year. It was a mistake to not be using it and it needs to be brought back
This is so obvious. You need to protect the public.
Do the right thing and reinstate it.