Morning round-up: Thursday 7 August

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3Wikipedia refuses photographer’s request to remove animal selfie because a monkey took the picture [The Mirror]

Constance Briscoe sacked from the judiciary after being jailed [Evening Standard]

Top judge authorises court to cover legal aid in challenge to government [The Guardian]

George Clooney posts wedding banns ahead of marriage to British barrister Amal Alamuddin [The Mirror]

8 court buildings around the world that are well worth a visit during your summer holidays [JustCite Blog]

“I’m the smartest celebrity you’ve ever f***ing dealt with”: Kanye West snaps at lawyer during deposition for his paparazzi scuffle case [TMZ]

Andy Coulson charged with perjury in Tommy Sheridan case [The Guardian]

Nabarro and Trowers release retention rates [The Lawyer]

The tweeting QC behind #HipsterLaw and George Clooney marriage tips has started a blog [Indignity]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Japan limited the number of lawyers by law for many years. This apparently accounts for the success of Yakuza gangstas as widely respected dispute resolution brokers.” [Legal Cheek comments]