Patient Repatriation: In what The New York Times calls a benchmark case dealing with uninsured illegal immigrants, a Florida jury decided Monday that a hospital "did not act unreasonably" when it chartered a plane and sent a severely brain-injured patient back to his native Guatemala against his will. The hospital kept the patient, Luis Alberto Jiménez, for several years before repatriating him.
Terrorism Charges: The Justice Department announced Monday that a grand jury has indicted seven people in North Carolina on accusations that they conspired to provide material support to foreign terrorists and to commit murder overseas. Click here for The Washington Post's story and here for the local angle from The News & Observer. Said the neighbor of one man: "If he's a terrorist, he's the nicest terrorist I've ever met in my life."
More on 'Kids for Cash': Two state judges in Pennsylvania effectively controlled their home county for years and "ruled through fear and intimidation" before pleading guilty to federal fraud charges, the Philadelphia-based Legal Intelligencer reports via Law.com. The saga has drawn national attention because of the judges' alleged abuse of the rights of juveniles, but the newspaper says that's just the tip of the iceberg. In a related story, The New York Times looks at the plight of some of those juveniles who might be filing suit.
Kohl on the Ticketmaster Deal: The chairman of a Senate antitrust subcommittee is lobbying the Justice Department to take a close look at the proposed merger between concert ticketing company Ticketmaster and promoter Live Nation, The Washington Post reports. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) sent a letter Monday to Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney.
Need Some Art?: Three board members of Brandeis University's art museum have filed an unusual lawsuit seeking to stop the university from closing the museum and selling its art, The Boston Globe reports. The lawsuit, asking for a preliminary injunction, was filed in the state's highest court. Like other universities, Brandeis has been looking for ways to raise cash amid falling endowment payouts.