Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Wednesday 14 February

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Judge refuses to withdraw Julian Assange arrest warrant [The Guardian]

Vulnerable people ‘trapped in homelessness’ due to law [BBC News]

Britain’s 5G mobile auction gets green light as Three court challenge fails again [The Telegraph]

It’s not the function of men to look after babies!’: Twitter users mock ‘out of touch’ divorced ex-barrister who insists wives should ‘stay at home’ during BBC Radio 4 parenting call-in [Mail Online]

Popular Bristol barrister Robert Duval dies in road accident [Bristol Post]

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Law students offer free legal advice to Glasgow shoppers [BBC News]

Law student wrongly arrested over TV licence settles action for damages [Irish Times]

Trump’s longtime lawyer now admits to paying $130,000 hush money ‘out of his own pocket’ to porn star Stormy Daniels [Mail Online]

The Grand Tour’s Jeremy Clarkson forced to review new Tesla car with a team of lawyers on board [Digital Spy]

Lawyer for ‘Making a Murderer’ subject wants Supreme Court to review case [ABC News]

Legal research assistant to Philip Rainey QC and Michael Walsh [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Learning how to code will not improve your chances of becoming a lawyer, and it certainly won’t offer you more job stability.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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3 Comments

Not Amused

It is brilliant to have the argument that only women should care for children exposed as the misogyny it is.

Far too often women and the Family Division, wrongly embrace this misogyny. It is about time we recognised that this is the factor holding women back from top jobs and, while people should be free to live their lives as they wish, the *default* societal expectation needs to shift to equal parenting.

The burden of children should be borne equally by the parties who created them and who remain responsible for them.

Corbyn. Symphathiser

I couldn’t agree more.

Just Anonymous

You can read the Assange judgment here:

https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/assange-ruling-2-feb2018.pdf

I particularly enjoyed paragraphs 17 – 40, which politely tear to shreds the drivel produced by the UN Working Group.

Paragraph 60 is also damning, but, in my opinion, entirely fair.

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