Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Monday 2 November

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Shaker Aamer: Guantanamo detainee seeks US apology [BBC News]

New internet snooping law will not ban WhatsApp and Snapchat [The Mirror]

Prince Harry has reportedly told friends he is appalled at the “ludicrous” sentence handed to a Royal Marine sergeant convicted of murdering a Taliban captive [The Telegraph]

Blair denies ministers were told to “burn” Iraq war legal advice [The Guardian]

Anger over Merseyside Police Twitter rape joke [The Independent]

Who are the High Court judges? [Financial Times]

“19th century” Crown Courts letting down victims of crime [The Guardian]

Human Rights Watch says Egypt has unlawfully prevented ‘scores’ of people from travelling [Fox News]

What is a “turnip-ghost”? [Jack of Kent]

The rule of law is being usurped by the rule of lawyers [The Spectator]

That law student life [Facebook]

“The solution is to have national standards and universal testing. Certain unis would find themselves not awarding any firsts and very few 2:1s if that were to happen …” [Legal Cheek Comments]


Not Amused

The modern focus on ‘victims’ of crime is getting out of hand. It is often just another outlet for the rampant narcissism which pervades society. At its worst it fundamentally undermines the principle of innocent until proven guilty.

In any event it offends the eye of any pedant – the victim of any crime is the state.



Pipe down Not Amused. You are part of the rampant narcissism problem!


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