Morning round-up: Tuesday 5 August

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By Legal Cheek on

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

newspapers3Family hears judge say victim statements make “no difference” [BBC News]

The Sun just keeps getting it wrong on human rights [UK Human Rights Blog]

Scotland promised extra legal powers for referendum no vote [The Guardian]

Two men convicted for possessing extreme ‘WhatsApp porn’ that wasn’t viewed [The Independent]

Solicitor disciplined after losing documents [Oxford Mail]

Lights out at the MoJ [Twitter]

Two Australian men arrested over alleged plot to kill two judges and burn down their homes [Mail Online]

US court rejects rap lyrics as evidence in attempted murder trial [Business Insider]

Parabis puts 41 jobs at risk with office closures [Law Society Gazette]

Athletics superstar being sued over iconic ‘Incredible Hulk’ celebration [Eurosport]

“In the medical profession at least everyone is given the chance to enter the profession provided that they passed the exams with high marks!” [Legal Cheek Comments]