Morning round-up: Tuesday 22 July

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3Tulisa trial: former X-Factor judge weeps as judge throws out drugs case [Evening Standard]

Llanelli teenager broke into bedroom of barrister armed with lawn shears [Llanelli Star]

Could Snapchat help solve crime? West Midlands Police becomes first force to use self-destructing messaging app for appeals [Mail Online]

Treatment of MH17 victims’ bodies “violates international law” [The Telegraph]

Microsoft’s top lawyer is the tech world’s envoy [New York Times]

George Clooney on Amal Alamuddin: “I’m marrying up” [CBS News]

Is the law too soft on motorists who kill cyclists? [The Telegraph]

A Florida widow sued a tobacco company and won $23.6 billion [BuzzFeed]

Airbnb user turns squatter: Woman facing legal battle to get vacationer out of her home [Mail Online]

Former magistrate “mistook accelerator for brake” before crashing into coffee shop, Crown Court told [The Coventry Telegraph]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“I too wish for a mechanical pencil and a years supply of lead. Maybe that should be the prize for an essay competition which rebuts the premise aforementioned in the article. Discuss.” [Legal Cheek Comments]