Morning round-up: Monday 11 May

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

newspapers4George Galloway to mount legal challenge over election defeat [The Guardian]

Poor old Russell Brand still wants to launch his “revolution”… but in quaintly capitalist style, he wants to trademark the spelling as his own — to sell “trinkets” to the masses [Mail Online]

Why Michael Gove is the right man to being the lawyers to heel [The Spectator]

Grayling’s problem was not having a legal qualification but not having a heart. Gove has and must use it to bring back humanity to our system of justice [Jerry Hayes’ Blog]

Michael Gove, David Cameron’s new Justice Secretary, called for the return of hanging in 1998 [The Independent]

‘Free Chambers’? Disgruntled lawyer edits Wikipedia page of new Justice Secretary Michael Gove [Legal Cheek]

Conservatives to push forward on manifesto and scrap Human Rights Act [The Guardian]

Amal Clooney to accuse Ted Heath of authorising torture in Northern Ireland [The Independent]

Law student to appear on Big Brother [BBC Newsbeat]

Flexible, bespoke training contracts starting this year [Legal Cheek Jobs]

The “PR Team for Michael Gove” introduces itself [Legal Cheek Comments]