January 28, 2011
EU Goes After Member State Agreements With Russia
The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against several EU Member States on charges that their bilateral air services agreements are incompatible with EU law. See Press Release, Eur. Comm'n, Air Transport: Infringements Concerning Bilateral Aviation Agreements With Russia (Jan. 27, 2011) (available here). In brief, the Commission claims that a number of Member State ASAs hinder competition, violate EU rules on freedom of establishment, and provide a basis for Siberian overflight charges which may be illegal.
Meta: Posner on the Bluebook
Blog readers who have endured the trials and tribulations of law school will likely appreciate Judge Richard Posner's recent salvo against the unwieldly Bluebook. See Richard A. Posner, Book Review, The Bluebook Blues, 120 Yale L.J. 850 (2011).
Link to Havel & Sanchez Article
For those interested, the Boston University International Law Journal has posted its latest up online here. There you can find a link to Havel & Sanchez's Restoring Global Aviation's Cosmopolitan Mentalite.