Morning round-up: Monday 19 May

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By Legal Cheek on

The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts.

NewspapersHigh Court judge who spoke out in favour of marriage says he would have been “publicly hanged” if he had spoken out again [Mail Online]

Mark Stephens: Only the powerful will benefit from the “right to be forgotten” [The Guardian]

George Clooney sets September date for wedding to Doughty Street barrister [Mail Online]

Debevoise & Plimpton partner “emails ex-wife suicide note before jumping 22 stories to his death” [Mail Online]

The pupillage application sift [Twitter]

Pikeville’s “saggy pants” law goes after youths with their trousers down [The Independent]

Grayling head-hunts QCs to save fraud trials [Law Society Gazette]

Sadiq Khan: The government’s legal aid cuts are leaving vulnerable people with nowhere to turn [Huffington Post]

A Hard Day’s Fight: The Cavern Club in Liverpool launches legal battle against the Hard Rock Cafe over use of its name [Mail Online]

Mr Tickle v Jack of Kent [Twitter]

“Most chambers want the best candidate not just because they want to be fair, but because it is in their own best interest to select the best candidate as a colleague” [Legal Cheek Comments]