Morning round-up: Monday 1 June

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


Canadian law professors challenge “colonial” law on royal succession [The Guardian]

Chinese-owned law firm seeks deals in west with London launch [Financial Times]

Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act — even if Scotland retains it [The Independent]

Joshua Rozenberg: A British Bill of Rights is indefinitely delayed — but it hasn’t been shelved [Law Society Gazette]

Did Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht deserve a life sentence? [Mashable]

UK police requests to access phone calls or emails are granted 93% of the time [The Guardian]

“I’m all broken up about his human rights”: Angry judge quotes Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry as murder suspect refuses to leave his cell to come to court [Mail Online]

Lawyers question David Cameron’s pledge to offer right to buy to housing-association tenants [The Independent]

New video platform is “missing link” for direct access barristers [Legal Futures]

“I am a partner in a Magic Circle firm, I went to a Poly … One or two of the individuals on here banging on about A level grades and Russell Group universities, don’t sound that rounded, just elitist! The kind of people we now reject!” [Legal Cheek Comments]