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The U.S. Supreme Court term ended with a bang June 27, when Justice Anthony Kennedy revealed that he would retire from the bench after three decades. But even without that bombshell announcement, the term was a barn burner, with decisions ranging from the travel ban to abortion rights to voter laws. In this Instant Insights, we’re looking at the decisions that most closely affect businesses—those that will impact many of you and your clients.

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission building in Washington, D.C. Credit: Mike Scarcella / NLJ

When Congress was creating the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s program for rewarding whistleblowers, corporations pressed for a requirement that tipsters first report suspected misconduct to their employers. Without that mandate, the companies argued, insiders would go straight to the SEC and ignore the internal reporting systems in which industry had invested millions of dollars.

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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