From the New York Times' Arts Briefly column:

The trial in Rome of Marion True, the former curator of antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the antiquities dealer Robert Hecht took an early summer recess, after yesterday’s hearing was canceled because of a lawyers’ strike. “When I told my client about the strike, he was very surprised,” said Alessandro Vannucci, Mr. Hecht’s lawyer. “I don’t think these things happen in the United States.” The lawyers are striking to protest the Italian government’s changes to the legal system, which they fear could compromise their independence. The trial of Ms. True and Mr. Hecht, who both deny charges that they handled looted antiquities, is to resume in September.