Monday morning round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from this morning and the weekend

Legal news stories

Equalities watchdog urged to probe if Government broke law over coronavirus [The Mirror]

British barrister Karim Khan named as ICC war crimes prosecutor [The Telegraph]

Britain does not need a politicised judiciary [Financial Times] (£)

Prisoners would get right to vote under Labour shake-up of election law [The Sun]

Alex Salmond accuses Crown Office of ‘abuse of legislation’ over failure to publish key evidence [Sky News]

Sven Badzak stabbing: Third man arrested over aspiring lawyer killing [Evening Standard]

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Biden calls for gun law reform on anniversary of Parkland shooting [BBC News]

White House lawyers tell Kamala Harris’ niece Meena, 36, to stop using aunt to build brand [Daily Mail]

Head huntsman charged with encouraging law-breakers [The Times] (£)

Hong Kong: alarm over proposed law that could ban anyone from leaving [The Guardian]

Protesters say French anti-radicalism law is anti-Muslim [The Independent]

Virtual event TODAY: Secrets to Success London — with Akin Gump, Debevoise & Plimpton, Vinson & Elkins and ULaw [Legal Cheek events]

“I’m 6 months away from qualification and very scared about the retention. I think I was a bit naive going into the whole process. It’s only at this stage in the TC you realise all your fellow trainees are like that kid at school who would pretend not to do any homework and be getting straight A*s. Everyone is secretly trying to get ahead and get NQ offers…” [Legal Cheek comments]

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