Morning round-up: Wednesday 31 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Court finds government spying law unlawful [Sky News]

Solicitor for student in rape case criticises police and CPS [The Guardian]

UK could face court action over air pollution after EU warning: ‘We can delay no more’ [Independent]

Henry Brooke: Tributes pour in for blogging and tweeting ex-Court of Appeal judge, who has sadly died [Legal Cheek]

Motorists should be penalised for going just 1mph over the speed limit, Britain’s road policing chief says [The Telegraph]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Judge ‘at wits’ end’ over secure unit shortages for young people [The Guardian]

Couple lose bitter legal battle to stop their dog being evicted from their ‘no pets policy’ £1million penthouse [Mail Online]

Court ruled emoji constituted apartment rental contract as lawyers struggle with interpretation [9to5Mac]

Richard Spencer said he couldn’t find a lawyer to defend him against a lawsuit about the violence in Charlottesville [BuzzFeed News]

Student event: Technology and the future of legal practice — with Womble Bond Dickinson in Leeds [Legal Cheek Hub]

David Allen Green: “He [Henry Brooke] took to social media so deftly, and used it wonderfully to explain the substantive law, how it worked in practice, and why reform and policy change was needed. As a legal blogger and tweeter he was without equal, and we are so lucky to have had him. Such a sad and dreadful loss.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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