Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Tuesday 3 March

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

newspapers4Campaign to pardon gay men goes beyond pre-1967 convictions [The Guardian]

Richard Littlejohn: “Hallelujah! Finally, the government is retaliating against left-wing law firms who make vexatious allegations of ‘war crimes’ against blameless British troops” [Mail Online]

Council of Europe “set to criticise France on smacking” [BBC News]

Legal qualification? Ministerial Code good enough, says Lord Chancellor [Law Society Gazette]

Execution of Georgia woman dramatically postponed at the last minute because injection drug was ‘cloudy’ — the second time her death has been called off in a week [Mail Online]

Carlisle MP defends continuing to work as solicitor [News & Star]

From acting solicitor general to acting on ‘House Of Cards’ [Above the Law]

Labour cannot reverse Tory legal aid cuts, Sadiq Khan says [The Guardian]

York law student’s book to help young people cope with divorce [Yorkshire Post]

Lawyers as independent investigators [Lawyer Watch]

Law GIF [Facebook]

Employment paralegal required at a top 100 law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“How I wish that Grayling would do something sensible just for once and tell us that we need no longer wear wigs in court.” [Legal Cheek Comments]