Morning round-up: Wednesday 18 February

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers4Judge reads out password as iPads used in first paperless trial at London court [Evening Standard]

Judge criticises council after toddler taken into care over father’s links to English Defence League [The Telegraph]

DNA test funding could “end family court battles” [BBC News]

Abid Naseer trial: MI5 agents will wear make-up and wigs during trial of man accused of plotting terror attacks on UK, US and Denmark [The Independent]

Obama defends immigration plan after legal setback [BBC News]

The 50 human rights cases absolutely everyone needs to know about [Twitter]

Tottenham Hotspur in High Court as local business starts case against “unlawful” purchase order that could block new 56,000-capacity stadium worth £400m [Mail Online]

Chocolate war breaks out in US after legal action stops punters from getting their hands on Irish-made Cadbury’s [Irish Mirror]

Pregnant City boss in legal battle over breast implants that are “causing her constant pain” [Evening Standard]

Niall Horan’s new love interest is a law student [Hello Magazine]

George and Amal Clooney’s Valentine’s Day date revealed [Hello Magazine]

Law GIF [Facebook]

LPC graduate sought for specialist employment and partnership firm with view to a training contract [Legal Cheek Jobs]

The QC system “has been severely impacted by the new appointment system (as has the judiciary). The old system worked fine. The new system demonstrably doesn’t work and costs £6,000 (half price if you fail is hardly an incentive).” [Legal Cheek Comments]