n Turned down an appeal from a Wiccan priestess angry that local leaders would not let her open their sessions with a prayer. Simpson v. Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, 05-195.

n Declined to reinstate a class-action lawsuit that accused Merrill Lynch and one-time Wall Street darling Henry M. Blodget of misleading investors about Internet stocks. Lentell v. Merrill Lynch, 05-24.

n Refused to take up the case of California death row inmate Stanley “Tookie” Williams, a founder of the Crips street gang. Williams v. Woodford, 04-10500.

n Said it would not consider an appeal from former Cisco Systems Inc. executive Robert Gordon, who was ordered to pay $27 million after he pleaded guilty to embezzling. Gordon v. U.S., 04-1632.

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