Morning round-up: Friday 9 January

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers4We are not all Charlie Hebdo, but we are all afraid [UK Human Rights Blog]

US prepares for sentencing of radical British Muslim preacher Abu Hamza [The Independent]

Date set for Grayling judicial review showdown [Law Society Gazette]

Melvyn Bragg has bottled it on the Magna Carta [The Telegraph]

The hypocrites have jumped aboard the Magna Carta bandwagon [The Telegraph]

Will joining the International Criminal Court further Palestine’s cause? [The Economist]

Mum who fled possible death sentence in Iran reunited with family thanks to Islington law firm [Islington Gazette]

Muslim scholar could seek legal advice if Irish media republish Mohammed cartoon [The Journal]

Rapper “faces lawsuit” after mocking appearance of gay carer on Instagram and now internet jokers point out the pair look rather alike [Mail Online]

Lawyer sanctioned for brandishing axe, fist fight with rival barrister [Calgary Herald]

Commercial property paralegal at well established Somerset law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Training contracts are now called ‘Periods of recognised training’, or ‘Periods’ for short” [Legal Cheek Comments]