Morning round-up: Monday 2 October

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

The Spanish court decision that sparked the modern Catalan independence movement [The Atlantic]

The Catalan crisis is about politics, not constitutional law — and it requires a political solution [LSE European Politics and Policy Blog]

UK politicians have come together to condemn police violence in Catalonia [BuzzFeed]

Electoral Commission urged to reconsider view on Vote Leave spending [The Guardian]

Joshua Rozenberg: Why is the new Lord Chief Justice not a lord? [Facebook]

Britain will be “world embarrassment” unless rights watchdog has more powers [The Guardian]

Germany gay marriage: Couple are first to marry under new law [BBC News]

Irish abortion law: Tens of thousands march for change [BBC News]

Brave Muslim lawyer who dared to speak out about misogyny in his own community is banned from making a keynote speech [Mail Online]

Every year, millions try to navigate US courts without a lawyer [Salon]

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

“MC firms are more worried about losing their high performing partners and so are focused on making up the PEP gap with US firms.They would like to pay market leading rates (as it reflects on the prestige of the firm, its morale and how hard associates are willing to work) but at the moment they have bigger fish to fry.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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