Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Monday 12 January

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

newspapers4Anti-terror bill a threat to academic freedom, MPs tell Theresa May [The Guardian]

Unpaid interns charged £300 for a job reference by thinktank [The Observer]

All the ways Doughty Street barrister Amal Clooney was the best thing about the Golden Globes 2015 [Marie Claire]

The Charlie Hebdo massacre raises awkward questions for free speech in Ireland [Vice]

“A Saudi law student can progress quickly to handing out daily amputations, crucifixions and whippings once he has become a judge” [The Telegraph]

Chris Grayling spends £72,000 of taxpayers’ money to defend “unlawful” prison book ban [The Independent]

Tory MP wants to scrap Human Rights Act, because Charlie Hebdo [i100]

US moves to liberalise are “just the beginning” [Law Society Gazette]

Joshua Rozenberg: What makes this man the world’s most feared lawyer? [The Jewish Chronicle]

Commercial property paralegal at Legal 500 firm in Southampton [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“The cab rank rule is a matter of ethos and attitude, not of practical regulation. But it is shameful that the Law Society should suggest that the ethos can be abandoned” [Legal Cheek Comments]