Morning round-up: Monday 30 January

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Trump travel ban: US residents trapped in legal limbo at airport [BBC News]

Judge blocks part of Trump’s Muslim ban as a likely violation of the Constitution [Slate]

Malevolence tempered by incompetence: Trump’s horrifying executive order on refugees and visas [LawFare]

Sia, Rosie O’Donnell and Judd Apatow celebrate legal victory against Trump’s Muslim ban by each promising to match up to $100,000 in donations to the ACLU [Mail Online]

Legal fees to be capped in criminal negligence cases to stop ambulance-chasers “creaming off” NHS payouts [The Sun]

More than 25,000 drivers join legal action against Volkswagen over ‘dieselgate’ emissions scandal as they take their fight to the High Court today [Mail Online]

It’s up to America now, says Julian Assange on extradition offer [The Guardian]

Theresa May unveils £100m defence deal with Turkey — despite raising human rights concerns [Huffington Post]

Government facing legal action over failure to fight climate change [The Independent]

Law firms and privacy [Future of Law Blog]

“Disgusting behaviour. I hope he reports these racist idiots to the police and their respective universities.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

Apply to attend — Commercial Awareness Question Time: Northern Powerhouse Special [Legal Cheek Hub]