Morning round-up: Friday 5 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Black Cab rapist John Worboys to be freed after eight years — that’s just TWO WEEKS for each of 200 victims [The Sun]

The Secret Barrister: Why is a man who has raped “hundreds of women” being released from prison after only 9 years? [iNews]

John Worboys: reason for freeing ‘black-cab rapist’ should be public, says Yvette Cooper [The Guardian]

Labour bigwigs who let ‘black cab rapist’ off the hook: Questions for Kier Starmer over why Worboys wasn’t charged with more attacks – as it emerges Baroness Scotland “decided NOT to push for tougher sentence” [Mail Online]

Trump Bannon row: Lawyers seek to halt book’s release [BBC News]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Jeff Sessions reportedly to repeal Obama-era law allowing states to choose whether to legalise marijuana [The Telegraph]

Tony Blair unveils blueprint to block Brexit using NHS and economy to fight for a new referendum [The Telegraph]

Brexit: Macron warns Europe could split after Britain leaves EU and calls for unity [The Independent]

STEM skills, law & business — with CMS [STEM Future Lawyers]

“[Magic circle law firms are] much more lucrative than even the commercial bar. No wonder big names like Falconer and Goldsmith left the bar to go to big firms.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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