Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 17 March

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Poppers “not part of legal highs ban” [BBC News]

Obama nominates Merrick Garland, DC appeals court judge, to Supreme Court [The Guardian]

Merrick Garland, President Obama’s sensible Supreme Court choice [The New Yorker]

Budget 2016: MoJ to relocate staff outside London [Law Society Gazette]

Take it from a QC — you won’t get away with murder: Technology has transformed police work over the past 20 years, and leaves killers no hiding place [The Spectator]

Amal Clooney describes how her family were forced to flee to Europe as their homeland was ravaged by civil war during a meeting with Syrian refugees [The Independent]

Release prisoners on temporary licence to spend time with their families, Michael Gove says [The Telegraph]

Syrian law student refugee has been stuck in a Turkish airport for a year and forced to live in the “Problematic Passengers Room” [Mail Online]

Thief has sentence cut for foul-mouthed outburst at court judge [News & Star]

“Seems like a no-brainer to me why this happens — CC savages its NQs with 1900+ billables at a 70k salary, comparable to other internationals across the City.” [Legal Cheek Comments]