Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 16 January

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Top judge Constance Briscoe “lied to police in order to bring down Chris Huhne”, court hears [The Independent]

Courtney Love defends tweet in first Twitter libel trial [WTOP]

How Belhaj challenge to UK courts put spotlight on closed hearings [The Guardian]

Lord Denning “is my homeboy” leisurewear [Twitter]

Ashurst keeps on 96 per cent of qualifiers [Lawyer2B]

Excalibur raises serious professional conduct concerns for Clifford Chance [Lawyer Watch]

Killer rapist could face agonising execution as US judge permits use of “experimental” drugs [The Mirror]

Lay magistrate numbers continue to fall [Law Society Gazette]