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Paris Defamation Case and More

A French court has ruled in favor of Professor Joseph Weiler of NYU Law School, in the troubling defamation case brought against him, for his role in allowing the publication of a book review that actually contained some criticisms.

There is a very interesting French comparative constitutional law research institute: For example, it has a blog that is useful. If you don't speak French, google translate is not bad. The institute is run by the distinguished comparative scholar Professor Xavier Philippe at Aix III. He is also a leading expert on African constitutional law. This expertise is invaluable as I believe that english language comparative constitutional law falls short in the area of Francophone African nations.

The Parliament here is considering very important legislation regarding a variety of bio-ethics issues. It will be interesting to see what occurs.

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