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Big Business Keeps Winning at the Supreme Court

While the nation was focused on big, controversial cases, corporate America was quietly racking up a remarkable string of victories in the high court this term.
Source: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

The Supreme Court headlines last week were dominated—and rightly so—by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement and the endorsement of President Donald Trump’s xenophobic travel ban. The former shifts the Court to the right for the next generation while the latter will be remembered as among the worst decisions since Korematsu upheld the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. While the nation was focused on these major controversies, big business was quietly racking up a remarkable string of victories in the high court this term.

Most Americans pay attention to the Court only when it decides hot-button social or political issues like marriage equality, abortion, and immigration.

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