The Supreme Court opened its new term on Monday by turning away appeals in roughly 1,600 cases the justices reviewed over the summer. Among the highlights, the court:

Left in place a lower court ruling that made it tougher for the federal government to prosecute people for trading on leaked inside information.

 Declined to hear an appeal from former University of Virginia lacrosse player George W. Huguely V convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend.

 Left in place lower court rulings that dismissed the city of San Jose’s antitrust claims against Major League Baseball, which blocked the northern California city’s bid to lure baseball’s Athletics from Oakland.

 Rejected an appeal from Indian tribes and Jim Thorpe’s sons to move the remains of the athletic great from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma.

 Declined to hear an appeal from New York Rep. Charles Rangel seeking to overturn his 2010 censure for financial wrongdoing.

 Declined to hear a challenge to New York state’s requirement that all children be vaccinated before they can attend public school.

Turned away an appeal from Kelly Rindfleisch, a former aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker who was convicted of campaigning on taxpayers’ time.

 Refused to hear an appeal by motorists who challenged discounted bridge tolls offered to select groups of New York City residents who cross the city’s Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

 Rebuffed an appeal from Kenneth Fults, an African-American man on Georgia’s death row who said racial bias deprived him of a fair trial because a white juror used a racial slur.

– The Associated Press

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