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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. solicitor general’s office at Main Justice. Credit: Mike Scarcella/ ALM

An unusual alliance that included class action plaintiffs, the Trump administration and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce chalked up a win with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday in a ruling that said foreign law deserves “respectful consideration,” but should not determine the outcome of a class action.

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at tmauro@alm.com. On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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