Morning round-up: Thursday 2 April

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers4Law student cleared of plotting a terror attack in Britain’s first secret terror trial has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 42 months today for having a bomb-making manual [Evening Standard]

Law student Erol Incedal’s trial evidence must remain secret, judge rules [The Guardian]

The Times blanks out copy in protest at Incedal trial judicial order [Twitter]

Ed Miliband vows to abolish zero-hours contracts — forgetting Labour MPs and councils use them for thousands of staff [Mail Online]

Grayling: the Lord Chancellor who told the High Court to disregard the Rule of Law [Jack of Kent]

The governor of Arkansas has called for changes to a “religious freedom” bill after a similar law in Indiana has drawn a firestorm of criticism [BBC News]

Tory barrister (and part time MP) Stephen Phillips has earned two million since last election [Political Scrapbook]

A judge’s life: From trying a PM to the man who had sex with a goat [Hull Daily Mail]

Ministry of Plain English? Orwell’s rules for clear (legal) writing [LexiNexis Comet Blog]

Law GIF [Facebook]

Paralegal roles at Pinsent Masons to start in September [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“I really enjoyed Alex’s question about the possibility of the Inns actually functioning as … inns.” [Legal Cheek Comments]