Read this Blog Post on a libel suit in France.
On June 25, 2010, Professor Joseph Weiler, editor of the European Journal of International Law, will stand trial in a French criminal court for running a mildly negative book review on a journal-associated website.You get a bad review and you sue for libel? This is going too far.
The book in question is The Trial Proceedings of the International Criminal Court by the Israeli law professor Dr. Karin N. Calvo-Goller. According to the reviewer the main part of the book “simply restates the…relevant parts of the ICC Statute.” This rehashing, he adds, is particularly unproductive since a large part of the volume consists of a reprint of the Statute itself.
Hat tip to Instapundit.
Then we have an Italian Judge beating up on Google—not that I think Google is as ethical as it claims. For those of you interested in the view from The New York Times, we have Ms Rachel Donadio's news report-cum-editorial.
While I think that Smoot Hawley gave us the "Great" in the Great Depression and that FDR only prolonged it, I am really prepared to entertain a suggestion for pulling up at least the electronic media draw bridge. Trade barriers we can consider next.
Regards — Cliff