[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday declined to rule on whether crosses placed beside highways as memorials to deceased Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) [official website] troopers is an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion. The court denied certiorari [order list, PDF] in the combined cases of Utah Highway Patrol Association v. American Atheists [docket; cert. petition, PDF] and Davenport v. American Atheists [docket; cert. petition, PDF], allowing the August 2010 ruling [JURIST report] by the US Court of…