Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 10 December

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Lee Rigby killer sues Prison Service after having teeth knocked out [The Guardian]

Lord Janner’s legal fight against child sex abuse allegations being funded by taxpayer [The Mirror]

The only Liberal Democrat MP in Scotland has survived a crowd-funded legal attempt to have him ousted from his seat [The Independent]

Philip Hammond: Promoting human rights is not about who can shout the loudest [Voices]

Mail on Sunday in six-week legal battle to expose Duncan Bannatyne divorce papers [Press Gazette]

FIFA medical chief to support Eva Carneiro in legal claim against Chelsea and Jose Mourinho [Evening Standard]

The seven tweets that could cost a Chinese human rights lawyer eight years in jail [Quartz]

Russia passes law allowing them to ignore international human rights decisions [Pink News]

New US law could ask Twitter and Facebook to report ‘terrorist activity’ [BBC News]

Applications now being accepted for Slaughter and May’ first year open days [Legal Cheek Hub]

“The modern desire to ‘ban’ or hurt anyone who you disagree with is unhelpful. We really need to address this one. It is linked to cases like Proudman.” [Legal Cheek Comments]