Morning round-up: Tuesday 16 September

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3European court to investigate laws allowing GCHQ to snoop on journalists [The Guardian]

Chris Grayling under fire over claim Ministry of Justice ‘hid abuse and rape in jails’ [The Independent]

The law isn’t just a set of constraints — it can also be a site of innovation [The Guardian]

Most freed prisoners ‘lacking home and job’ [BBC News]

Social worker gloats on Facebook over breaking up a family and revelling in the ‘massive rollicking’ the judge gave the parents [Mail Online]

Media lawyer Paul Chinnery dies aged 48 [The Lawyer]

Man convicted of homosexuality for drinking Baileys [Pink News]

Judge overheard by juror trashing ‘stupid’ discrimination case [Daily Post]

What makes a good lawyer? [Global Legal Post]

“Lying on a form is no more dishonest than omitting to disclose when knowing there was a duty to do so” [Legal Cheek comments]

Securitisation paralegal sought for prestigious London law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]