Morning round-up: Wednesday 18 June

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

NewspapersSocial media mass surveillance is permitted by law, says top UK official [The Guardian]

Barrister vilified for grilling a sex abuse case witness who later committed suicide has been banned from driving — despite claiming she feared reprisals on public transport [Manchester Evening News]

Google: Two million legal searches made every day in UK [Legal Futures]

MoJ refuses to pay compensation to man wrongly imprisoned for 17 years [The Guardian]

Tweeting wannabe lawyers beware [Twitter]

Ebenezer Scrooge on “Magna Carta Day” [Jack of Kent]

Whose Magna Carta is it anyway? [UK Human Rights Blog]

Why we must fix our spying laws [The Telegraph]

American conservatives taunt Muslim law student for asking question at Benghazi panel [Huffington Post]

Film student sues for $2 billion claiming creators of Men in Black III stole his homework to finish blockbuster [TMZ]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“It’s a trick! Wear a suit because everyone else will be” [Legal Cheek comments]