Morning round-up: Monday 15 December

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

newspapers3Lawyer who provided legal basis for CIA torture techniques says agency might have gone too far and broken the law [Mail Online]

Barristers could be part of Sydney siege drama [Lawyers Weekly]

CIA torture report: David Cameron urged to open judge-led probe into Britain’s role in controversial secret US programme [The Independent]

Doughty Street’s Keir Starmer selected to contest safe Labour seat [BBC News]

Army chiefs blame lawyers for limiting their power to yell at suspects during interrogations [The Telegraph]

Privacy is not dead: Microsoft lawyer prepares to take on US government [The Guardian]

“If anything happens to me it will not be an accident”: What sixth member of impaled tycoon Scot Young’s ‘ring of death’ said days before fatal helicopter crash [Mail Online]

How to take down a QC [Twitter]

Terror law reform signals fundamental shift [BBC News]

“Nick Clegg may be the Deputy Prime Minister but his wife, the international lawyer Miriam González Durántez, earns four times as much as he does” [The Telegraph]

Baroness Hale says women in veils should remove them when giving evidence in court [The Independent]

Lee Harvey Oswald coffin at centre of legal row [The Telegraph]

UCLA law professor forced to apologize after “racially insensitive and divisive” exam question he set about Ferguson shooting sparked outrage [Mail Online]

Why the “plebgate” libel judgment is a black thing [The Voice]

Immigration paralegal sought for West-End law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Clifford Chance can be a great place to work, but contractors can be treated differently, not just the security team, but the cleaners, catering & maintenance teams could probably all tell you a similar story.” [Legal Cheek Comments]