Kate Hooker | Bloomberg Law Each year, the opinions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court are subjected to an exhaustive analysis by media outlets and legal scholars. The petitions that never receive certiorari review, however, are often rejected with little fanfare, despite the fact that the impact of the Court's denial is sometimes as significant as its holdings. In 2011, the Court refused to grant certiorari review in lawsuits that spanned the full spectrum of legal issues, implicitly imprinting the status quo with its stamp of approval. Below is a sampling of some of the significant cases that the Court declined to consider over the past year.
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