Morning round-up: Monday 15 June

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By Alex Aldridge on

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

Magna Carta’s 800th birthday to be observed with a ceremony in Runnymede today [New York Times]

What, if anything, does Magna Carta mean? [Jack of Kent]

David Cameron: British bill of rights will ‘safeguard legacy’ of Magna Carta [The Guardian]

Magna Carta: “Turgid” document was eclipsed by the French, says Lord Sumption [The Telegraph]

Martin Rowson on the Tory government and Magna Carta [Twitter]

27% of lawyers take recreational drugs [Legal Cheek]

Legal Cheek’s drugs survey picked up in the The Times [The Times via Twitter]

The government plans to legally protect apprenticeships, so the term cannot be abused [BBC News]

Rolf Harris must be denied parole for “woodworm” song, says victims’ lawyer [Digital Spy]

Child sex abuse inquiry “turning into lawyer-fest” [The Sunday Times]

UKIP law grad Julian Penna sentenced for punching woman at Hull club [Hull Daily Mail]

There is a blog dedicated to covering what a Doughty Street Chambers barrister wears [Amal Clooney Style]

“Would anyone notice if the SRA ceased to exist?” [Legal Cheek Comments]