A Crime to Publish?: The New York Times writes about a senior lecturer's pursuit of criminal charges in France against two professors for their roles in writing about and publishing a book review. A court in Paris is expected to decide soon whether a New York University law professor committed criminal libel by publishing a book review written by a law professor at the University of Cologne.
Spotlight on the 3rd: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit this week will hear three en banc cases Wednesday, The Legal Intelligencer reports. The full court is taking up disputes over privacy rights in the collection of DNA samples; the entitlement to attorney fees in constitutional rights cases; and whether to approve a $295 million settlement in an antitrust suit over allegations of price-fixing in the diamond market.
Pushed Aside: Mayor Charles Moreau of Central Falls, R.I., about six miles north of Providence, was pushed aside last July after the city declared bankruptcy. The New York Times examines Moreau's suffering. “I was told they’d call if they needed me,” Mr. Moreau said. “They haven’t called since.”
Managing Unrest: The Wall Street Journal reports on Turkey's effort to navigate unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. The country's leaders are sending ferries across the Mediterranean to pick up some of Turkey's estimated 25,000 citizens living in Libya.
Guilty: Former Luzerne County Common Pleas Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was found guilty last week on federal racketeering and fraud charges for allegedly taking more than $2.8 million from the builder and former co-owner of two private juvenile detention facilities. Ciavarella escaped a bribery conviction.