Via The Faculty Lounge and the NYT. It appears that Prof. Erlinder's arrest is attributed to his alleged denial of the Rwandan genocide -- but that may simply mean that he is representing an unpopular client in a country with a repressive government. I will try to keep this story updated.
UPDATE: Please see the comments by Scott Erlinder, who points us to this article by Peter Erlinder. I'm still learning about the issues but this matter presents a case of a lawyer being arrested and charged for advocacy in the court of public opinion and quite possibly in the courts in his role as defense counsel. As I say, I will try to stay on top of this issue. (I've edited the title of the post, so that it now reads "Rwanda.") News here and here; opinion piece here; NLG statement discussed here. (I found this article and video of Prof. Erlinger, discussing Ojibwe legal rights.)
UPDATE 2: Here's a page forwarded to us by Scott Erlinder, providing context: