Morning round-up: Thursday 24 July

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By Legal Cheek on

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

newspapers3The law’s an ass, obviously [The Spectator]

Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins jail term appeal refused [BBC News]

Businesses flout law on paying interns for “valuable tasks” [Financial Times]

Title of Lord Chancellor no longer needed [Law Society Gazette]

Arizona killer Joseph Wood dies almost two hours after execution begins [The Guardian]

Christian sentenced by Iranian judge to have his lips burnt with a cigarette for eating during Ramadan [Mail Online]

MH 17: Can Russia be held legally accountable for the actions of the rebels? [BBC News]

Mystery over death of solicitor found on beach 15 miles from his car [Daily Post]

Men due in court for swallowing live goldfish [The Metro]

Judge spins rhymes in puppy-napping case [Jamaica Observer]

MP wants people who steal World of Warcraft weapons to be punished like real-life thieves [BuzzFeed]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Back in the day, most of the broadsheets (particularly The Times) had a handful of reporters who were either legally qualified or very experienced in covering the courts as a source of news.” [Legal Cheek Comments]