Morning round-up: Friday 20 November

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


TalkTalk hack: Arrested schoolboy launches legal challenge against Department of Justice [BBC News]

Ancient English legal precedents at heart of US gun control tussle [The Telegraph]

Google offers legal support to some YouTube users in copyright battles [The Guardian]

Criminal courts charge must be abolished “as soon as possible” [The Guardian]

Tech goliaths stand firm against demands for weaker encryption after Paris terror attacks [The Register]

Family of solicitor killed as he stood on M11 blame health staff [Evening Standard]

Liverpool Muslim barrister issues challenge to ISIS on day he receives MBE [Liverpool Echo]

Allow “minimally conscious” MS sufferer to die, says judge [BBC News]

Ayr United face legal action over team badge [The Scotsman]

Harvard investigating after tape is found defacing portraits of black law school professors [Mail Online]

Apply to attend — Alternative routes to becoming a lawyer: How law students can make it into the legal profession without doing a training contract [Legal Cheek Hub]

“NO. Jesus it’s been five years. Organic change takes time, and that doesn’t justify synthetic change. We have to solve the underlying problems, not paper over the cracks with quotas which prejudice men and demean women.” [Legal Cheek Comments]