Morning round-up: Wednesday 20 September

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Europe’s human rights court struggles to lay down the law [Politico]

Article 127: What is the obscure section of EU law — and how could it stop Brexit? [The Independent]

Seamus Heaney landscape to have motorway built through it after Court of Appeal loss [The Telegraph]

Brazilian judge approves “gay conversion therapy”, sparking national outrage [The Guardian]

Insurance giant AXA launches self-executing smart contracts [Artificial Lawyer]

Criminology student who lied she was groped by a father-of-five taxi driver after he refused to accept a kebab-soaked £10 note is jailed for 16 months [Mail Online]

Melania Trump ads removed from Croatian capital after legal threat [The Guardian]

Bar watchdog issues public apology to silk over Djibouti allegations [Legal Business]

Taylor Swift is being sued over claims she “stole” the lyrics to ‘Shake It Off’ [NME]

Bristol student event — Infrastructure: the next growth area for lawyers [Legal Cheek Hub]

“It is recklessly irresponsible to advise young people to sacrifice their lives and their financial futures in this way. Unless you have substantial family wealth, you should not be going in to legal aid work. Being a martyr wears thin extremely quickly when you can’t pay your rent.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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