Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Tuesday 30 September

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

newspapers3Head of legal services at Essex County Council who praised Hitler keeps his job [The Telegraph]

Parody copyright laws set to come into effect [BBC News]

Dave Lee Travis sentence referred to the Attorney General after complaints it was unduly lenient [The Telegraph]

Keira Knightley says she’d advise her daughter to be a doctor or lawyer rather than endure the “heartbreaking rejection” of life as an actor [The Telegraph]

Frankie Boyle: Blasphemy laws are deadly serious — we must stand up for Mohammed Asghar [The Guardian]

Facebook’s “real names” policy is legal, but it’s also problematic for free speech [The Guardian]

Tycoon Donald Trump “may sue” over Fred West tweet [BBC News]

Concern at judge’s presence on campus amid Plymouth University sexual harassment claims [The Herald]

Carl Gardner: What might the Tory human rights plan be? [Head of Legal]

Biker claims £150,000 for crash that made him a “binge eater” [London Evening Standard]

Spanish government asks court to block Catalan referendum [The Guardian]

Law student wins ‘porn star’ lawsuit against KC radio station 96.5 The Buzz [The Kansas City Star]

FBI invented fake defendant in elaborate sting operation to catch Philadelphia judge suspected of corruption [Mail Online]

Road traffic accident paralegal required for established Manchester based personal injury firm [Legal Cheek jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“ certainly does bring back memories of Phones4u v [2006]. Oh, I’m being overtaken by nostalgia…” [Legal Cheek Comments]