Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Wednesday 9 July

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

newspapers2Elite UK law firms outpace rest of legal market [Financial Times]

Shoreditch ISP takes legal action against GCHQ over mass surveillance [Hackney Citizen]

Tour de France: Mark Cavendish declines legal action against Alexander Kristoff over “crashed on purpose” jibe [The Telegraph]

“She can do better”: Amal Alamuddin’s mother “is unimpressed with George Clooney” [Mail Online]

Clooney responds to Mail report [USA Today]

Well known barrister banned from practising after harassing former girlfriend with texts [The Irish Independent]

How to make a Tory change their mind about legal aid [ampp3d]

“As the kids say, it is time for them to stfu”: Top judge delivers profanity-filled blast at US Supreme Court in blog post [Mail Online]

Foreign students in High Court bid to complete their UK courses [The Guardian]

Journalists face “fundamental threat to freedom of expression”, says lawyer [The Guardian]

Oscar Pistorius trial: 6 key points that the judge has to consider in reaching a verdict [The Mirror]

Baseball fan sues after untimely nap brings unwanted attention [The New York Times]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Ha, funny how the old academics claim ‘academic freedom’ to say anything they like, but as soon as anyone else has an opinion they don’t necessarily agree with, its all disgraceful this and appalled that.” [Legal Cheek Comments]