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Appeals of baseball, insider trading cases among those rejected as Supreme Court opens term

The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday by saying "no" to as many as 2,000 disappointed litigants. The justices issued a 76-page list of appeal petitions that had been turned down without a hearing. Most of them came from prison inmates, but hundreds more came from people, companies, cities, states and even the U.S. government who filed lengthy petitions explaining why the court should hear their case and review a ruling from a lower court. Among the many losers on Monday were the city of San Jose, which sought to overturn Major League Baseball's exemption from anti-trust laws, and the Justice Department, which sought to preserve its broad authority to bring insider...