Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 3 March

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Twitter to train prosecutors in fight against online abuse [The Guardian]

Becky Watts killers received £400,000 in legal aid [BBC News]

Ex-Premier League footballer Adam Johnson found guilty of child sex charge [BBC News]

Obama’s former Harvard classmate Judge Kelly vetted to replace Supreme Court Justice Scalia but Republican Senate insist they won’t accept ANY nominee until next election [Mail Online]

Ministry of Defence censured over the deaths of three soldiers on an SAS training exercise but will escape prosecution because of Crown immunity [Mail Online]

Madonna and Guy Ritchie criticised by judge for dragging custody battle of Rocco to court [The Telegraph]

Norway rejects Anders Breivik “inhuman” prison conditions claim [The Guardian]

UK fights to retain Dublin law to deport asylum seekers [The Guardian]

Seychelles will scrap colonial-era law banning gay sex [Pink News]

‘Drugs are part of a much wider problem in our jails’ [Justice Gap]

The deadline to apply for a mini-pupillage at Henderson Chambers is at the end of the month [Legal Cheek Hub]

“If you can’t pick draw a small line in one of four boxes, or find a multiple choice questions “virtually impossible”, I would think very carefully about a career a the bar.” [Legal Cheek Comments]