Monday morning round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from the weekend

UK needs judges to limit government power, says Lord Kerr, the longest serving UK Supreme Court judge [The Guardian]

Lord Kerr: “respectable arguments” for both jury and non-jury trials [The Guardian]

Judges reined in on using human rights laws to block deportations [The Telegraph]

Mother of toddler with Down’s syndrome says abortion laws are offensive to her family [Sky News]

China passes biosecurity law to prevent infectious diseases [Reuters]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

High Court judge rejects legal bid to overturn limits on numbers of people who can attend weddings after venue said it would cause “serious and irreparable harm” [Mail Online]

Man denied £1.7m payout by Betfred takes fight to High Court [BBC News]

PC Andrew Harper death: Why his family wants the law to change [BBC News]

Biden says he’ll lay out stance on expanding US Supreme Court before election [The Guardian]

Dispute over Newcastle Crown Court deep clean after Covid-19 outbreak [Chronicle Live]

“Many people have excellent qualifications, work extremely hard, are an asset to their employers, but have been hit hard by the current financial climate and/or covid-19, and through no fault of their own are losing their jobs and homes. How dare you assume that someone who asks for a job is stupid and lazy. If they were lazy they wouldn’t be actively looking for work.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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