Monday morning round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from the weekend

Former Justice Secretary calls for UK to legalise drugs — including cocaine and heroin — to undermine gangsters who are killing thousands every year [Mail Online]

Ministers don’t know what they’re meant to be saying about Brexit since the EU rejected May’s plan [BuzzFeed]

Labour to vote on motion that would mean it “must” back new referendum if there is no election [The Independent]

Revealed: less than a third of young men prosecuted for rape are convicted [The Guardian]

New Law leader UnitedLex targets rapid expansion after acquisition by PE heavyweight CVC [Legal Business]

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Brett Kavanaugh: Second allegation made against US Supreme Court nominee [BBC News]

Amy Chua denies telling female students to be “model-like” for Brett Kavanaugh [The Guardian]

The lawyer who became a scientist to find a cure for her fatal disease [The Observer]

“Yet another example of mundane jobs being given ridiculous, self-aggrandising descriptions.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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