Morning round-up: Thursday 2 January

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Murderers could get hundreds of years in jail to get round European Court ban [The Telegraph]

Lawyer who uncovered JK Rowling’s Robert Galbraith alter ego fined £1,000 [The Guardian]

The best human rights books for kids [UK Human Rights Blog]

Scott-Moncrieff and Keir Starmer recognised in new year honours list [Law Society Gazette]

Law firms brace themselves for ‘Divorce Day’ [Manchester Evening News]

Euro court must be reined in, declares top judge: Former Lord Chief Justice says it is undermining Parliament’s sovereignty [Mail Online]

Ed Miliband lines up secret election weapon for Labour: his lawyer wife Justine [The Mirror]

Muslim solicitors on trial granted anonymity for “cultural reasons” [The Telegraph]

Comeback of debtors’ prisons: US courts revive Dickensian practice of jailing people for failing to pay legal fees [Mail Online]