Morning round-up: Friday 4 July

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3Students told they face jail for lying on their CV [The Independent]

Chris Grayling could be made into a literary villain [Evening Standard]

Teenager fined after taking selfie in court [The Telegraph]

Councillor currently being investigated over impersonating barrister questioned separately by police over alleged fraud offences [getSurrey]

African leaders vote themselves immunity from new human rights court [The Guardian]

The mind boggles… [Twitter]

#HipsterLaw [Twitter]

Cannabis user with a “massive habit” advised to get his ears syringed after courtroom exchange [The Northern Echo]

Solicitor cleared of assaulting wife who had affair with personal trainer [The Press & Journal]

Is weed about to become legal? [The Tab]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Sumption was rejected for tenancy at both 20 Essex St and Essex Court Chambers. He only managed to get tenancy at Brick Court because his buddy Lord Mustill “lobbied” for him to be taken on. Back in the good ol days, Etonian’s didn’t have to despair if they didn’t get tenancy on merit.” [Legal Cheek Comments]