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As part of the 'project' to rescue TinyPic images (the site is shutting down), I've submitted a couple of suggested edits, including this one which was rejected by a ♦ moderator. Note: I don't want to discuss the reason why it was rejected, merely the strange fact that it still seems to be pending review:

Edit pending review

It also shows as 'pending' on my profile page:

Profile page pending edit status

What's going on here? I thought moderator reviews were binding?

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As I was almost finished writing the question, the solution hit me: Law Stack Exchange just had an election, and the review was made when the ♦ moderator was still a regular user without binding review powers. It's similar to a more frequently occurring situation where a ♦ is shown in the 'middle' of a close banner:

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