Morning round-up: Friday 6 June

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By Legal Cheek on

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

NewspapersDoes a lord chancellor really need to be a lawyer? [Financial Times]

Bar student faces jail after being found guilty of making up allegations of rape and assault against her boyfriend [The Telegraph]

Harper Lee’s case against hometown museum ends Mockingbird rights case [The Guardian]

Big Brother kicks off with Wayne Rooney’s former lover and Playboy bunny with a law degree [The Express]

Secret terrorism trial runs risk of miscarriage of justice, says Sadiq Khan [The Guardian]

Owen Jones — Britain’s first secret trial: this way lies trouble [The Guardian]

Florida judge accused of punching an assistant public defender after telling him “stop pissing me off” is stepping down temporarily for anger management counselling [Reuters]

Number 5 Chambers barrister scoops ‘Legal Aid Barrister of the Year’ award [Twitter]

It’s impossible to solve the Mitchell riddle [Law Society Gazette]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“I read this crap a month or so ago. It’s nonsense. Excruciatingly badly written, and not by someone who has any idea of how the Bar works now” [Legal Cheek Comments]