Morning round-up: Friday 31 October

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3Justice in England is open to all — “like the Ritz Hotel” [The Economist]

Court out: Tory MP Stephen Phillips ducks out of Commons sessions due to second job as barrister [The Mirror]

Joshua Rozenberg: Judges in Abdel Hakim Belhaj case right to call the government’s bluff [The Guardian]

Man on trial accused of threatening to shoot judge in Aberdeen bar [The Press and Journal]

UK government can be sued over rendition claims, judges rule [BBC News]

12 unusual laws that still exist [JustCite Blog]

Judge warns honeymoon murder trial could collapse after Dewani suffers “panic attack” when photographers bang on his car outside court [Mail Online]

Green Party considering legal action against BBC after being left out of election debates [The Independent]

Are sex offenders unfairly persecuted on Halloween? [Vice]

Judge allows police dog to sit with child witnesses in sex abuse trial [The Globe and Mail]

Mandarin speakin law graduate/paralegal required for prestigious law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Someone’s employment is irrelevant to the issue of whether or not they have been raped. By identifying the victim by her profession the inference is that it is somehow relevant to the crime.” [Legal Cheek Comments]