Morning round-up: Friday 27 February

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers4Judge’s fury after absent Slovenian father is handed £23,000 in legal aid to translate court notes into English for case that will determine custody of his daughter [Mail Online]

Capital punishment is slowly dying out, one country at a time — largely thanks to two British lawyers [Intelligent Life]

Justices on the stage: Why Americans are increasingly fascinated by their highest court [The Economist]

Condom maker’s shares surge after South Korea legalises adultery [The Guardian]

Legal marijuana begins in Washington DC [Reuters]

Boris Johnson: Lawyers are amazing. Here’s why [The Lawyer]

Barrister tracks down conman after he targeted mother in Sainsbury’s Canterbury [Kent Online]

What you need to know about section 56 of the Data Protection Act [Halsbury’s Law Exchange]

Law GIF [Facebook]

Contracts paralegal sought for international organisation based in Surrey [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“I’ve always thought it’s ridiculous that people could combine being a barrister with being an MP.” [Legal Cheek Comments]