Morning round-up: Thursday 6 August

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


Jonathan Sumption: the brain of Britain [The Guardian]

I watched the trial of the first banker convicted for rigging the financial system [Vice]

Laura Bates on everyday sexism: Why doesn’t our judiciary reflect the diverse society it serves? [The Guardian]

George W Bush shows up for jury duty In Dallas [Sky News]

Privately-educated graduates “blag their way to high salaries”, report says [The Telegraph]

Corbyn’s Gay Rights vow: Iran style [Guido Fawkes]

The legal fog of war among the people [UK Human Rights Blog]

More university mergers on the way, predicts legal expert [Times Higher Education]

Private client paralegals sought for prestigious law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“…I am let down by your claim you oppose elitism. You wouldn’t oppose elitism in medicine or in sport.” [Legal Cheek Comments]