Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Issue of Journal of Art Crime

The Fall 2010 issue of ARCA's Journal of Art Crime is out. I wrote about the latest (legislative) developments regarding Von Saher v. Norton Simon Museum. An excerpt:

"But here, the Ninth Circuit, on hazy 'foreign affairs powers' grounds, essentially ruled that it was improper for the legislature to have singled out Nazi-looted art cases for special treatment. The legislature’s response, with AB 2765, was to pass a statute treating all stolen art claims (at least against certain classes of defendants) the same. I fail to see any great injustice in that."