Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Monday 12 October

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Some of the UK’s top former judges and lawyers have criticised the government response to the migrant crisis [BBC News]

Labour law chief’s £2million human rights hypocrisy: Lord Falconer represents torture state of Djibouti in court [Mail Online]

Michael Gove took inspiration from Texas rehabilitation programmes for prison reform plans [The Independent]

Bao Zhuoxuan, teenage son of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer, is missing [Sydney Morning Herald]

ANC plans to withdraw South Africa from international criminal court [The Guardian]

Monty Python legal battle left me living in a bedsit, says “seventh Python” [The Guardian]

Five lawyers disciplined by Scottish Law Society over deals which could mask mortgage fraud … but none reported to prosecutors [Daily Record]

A court has ruled that Bikram Choudhury can’t copyright his yoga poses [Time]

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler sends Donald Trump a cease-and-desist letter [Fortune]

Wife, 84, files for divorce from hubby, 88, on grounds of lack of sex [Daily Star]

Shearman & Sterling winter vacation scheme applications are open [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Given that he is the UK’s supreme judicial authority and ranked above the Supreme Court, you can always appeal to Judge Rinder.” [Legal Cheek Comments]