TV Lawsuit Scrapped: Federal District Judge Aleta Trauger dismissed a lawsuit Monday filed by two black men who claimed ABC's "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" racially discriminated when selecting contestants because the content of televison shows are free speech, The Associated Press reported.
Gambling Records Opened: The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit sided with District Judge Alan Gold in Miami and ruled the Miccosukee Indians must turn over confidential financial records that could help the IRS collect millions of dollars in taxes on gambling profits, The Miami Herald reported.
Greenhouse Gas Challenge: The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear arguments Tuesday in a legal challenge to California's greenhouse gas rules, which District Judge Lawrence O'Neill struck down as unconstitutional last year, the San Jose Mercury News reported.
Terror Hearings: One of the alleged Sept. 11 conspirators argued Monday that he needed an extra attorney who specializes in capital punishment to help him avoid the death penalty, part of 25 pre-trial motions docketed for argument and rulings this week for what could be the only trial stemming from the terrorist attack, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Broadway Scheme: A 46-year-old businessman and stockbroker was arrested Monday on federal charges he defrauded investors in the aborted Broadway musical "Rebecca," accused of fabricating a story of four overseas investors who were investing $4.5 million into the show, the Los Angeles Times reported.