Monday morning round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from the weekend

Liz Truss “appalled” by Christopher Chope’s decision to block FGM law [The Guardian]

Rochdale paedophile gang handed £1m in legal aid to fight deportation [The Sun]

Judge can’t be sure who left baby with life threatening injuries two years on [Metro]

Victims of discrimination will no longer have to go through phone vetting before meeting a lawyer [BuzzFeed]

Sir Philip Green hit with £3m costs as he drops legal case [The Express]

Bruce Reilly murdered a man he met hitchhiking — now he’s a lawyer [The Independent]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Will AI put lawyers out of business? [Forbes]

Lawyer for National Enquirer’s CEO denies the tabloid extorted Jeff Bezos [CNN]

Brett Kavanaugh shows true colours in US Supreme Court abortion dissent [The Guardian]

Law watchdog crackdown on dirty money [BBC News]

Nick Clegg’s lawyer wife slams life in the US, complaining about the weather, bureaucracy and the British section of her local supermarket — just days after the couple move into their new £7million home [Mail Online]

This Wednesday: Inside Track Cambridge — with Baker McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Mills & Reeve, White & Case and BPP [Legal Cheek Events]

“I think it’s reasonable to expect that the [Pupillage Gateway application] system will work as promised.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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