Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 11 December

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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The European Commission says it has begun legal action against Greece, Croatia and Italy for failing to correctly register migrants [BBC News]

The highly politicised law of asylum [The Economist]

Taylor Swift attempts to trademark ‘Swiftmas’, ‘1989’, ‘and I’ll write your name’ and title of unpublished book [The Independent]

Pop culture 101: a guide for out-of-touch judges [The Guardian]

Give prisoners iPads to Skype their families says Justice Ministry adviser [The Telegraph]

HHJ Levi [Twitter]

Happy Birthday’s copyright goes public: How one of history’s most expensive birthday gifts was finally returned [The Independent]

US Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia has been accused of racism after comments made during a case on affirmative action [The Telegraph]

250 firms predicted to take the hit on payroll tax for apprenticeships [Legal Business]

Amal Clooney is no longer advising the Greek government on how to get the Elgin Marbles [Mail Online]

Radcliffe Chambers are now accepting applications for mini-pupillage positions [Legal Cheek Hub]

“We don’t need the ECHR (dumbed down document or incompetent institution) in order to have the world’s best human rights.” [Legal Cheek Comments]