Morning round-up: Thursday 4 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

French president Emmanuel Macron announces ‘fake news’ law [BBC News]

Trump’s lawyer threatens Bannon with legal action for ‘disparaging’ and ‘outright defamatory’ remarks [CNBC]

Tribunal rules against total secrecy over UK drone strikes [The Guardian]

Women are being left to “bleed out” when they have their periods in police cells, a watchdog says [BuzzFeed]

If cannabis can be legal in LA, why not do the same in Britain? [Evening Standard]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

New law delivers ticket touts a devastating blow [NME]

Finsbury Park murder: Man, 31, in court accused of stabbing barmaid Iuliana Tudos as she walked home on Christmas Eve [The Sun]

Paul Manafort is suing the Justice Department, which is hilarious when you think about it [Above the Law]

BPTC & LPC graduates sought to undertake freelance advocacy work in the County Courts throughout England and Wales [Legal Cheek Hub]

“I wish there would be two years of no admissions onto the BPTC to assist clearing the backlog of BPTC graduates still applying for the few pupillages available.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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