Morning round-up: Tuesday 20 October

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Barrister and conservative MP Geoffrey Cox QC apologises for failing to report extra earnings on time [The Guardian]

Cox quits sleaze committee [Guido Fawkes]

Oscar Pistorius released from prison under house arrest [BBC News]

Julian Assange lawyers may launch new appeal against extradition in light of CPS emails [The Guardian]

China state visit: NGOs and campaigners tell David Cameron to address human rights issue in open letter [The Independent]

China’s human rights record — in 60 seconds [The Telegraph]

UN attempt to decriminalise drugs foiled [BBC News]

Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier threatens legal action after Nicolas Anelka brands him a “racist character” [Mail Online]

Criminal trial of mega law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf’s managers ends in mistrial [Above the Law]

Man behind The Birdie Song launches High Court battle over albums of songs by the writer of There’s No-one Quite Like Grandma [Mail Online]

“Two men in, one man out! Would make for an epic recruiting slogan — spar with the Grad Rec / Partner to the death using assorted melee weapons. If you walk out alive you get a TC.” [Legal Cheek Comments]