Morning round-up: Thursday 10 July

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers2George Clooney receives apology from Mail over story about his marriage to Doughty Street barrister [BBC News]

George Clooney: A correction and an apology [Mail Online]

Tougher penalties urged for people who name rape victims on social media [The Guardian]

Retired Judge Butler-Sloss: I won’t quit as head of abuse inquiry [BBC News]

Richard Moorhead: “Why I think Butler Sloss will step aside” [Lawyer Watch]

QC urges Butler-Sloss to quit [Twitter]

Public defender quits after judge in courtroom fight returns to bench [The Wall Street Journal]

Airbnb’s legal troubles: what are the issues? [The Guardian]

Parents of severely ill toddler threatening “legal action to keep her alive” [The Telegraph]

Court of Appeal to hear a disciplinary case which led to the Bar Standards Board being accused by Lord Justice Moses of “misleading conduct” [Legal Futures]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Why do people assume chancery work is hard and ‘needs a first’?” [Legal Cheek Comments]