Bank Holiday round-up

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The top legal affairs news stories from the long weekend

Legal news stories

Boris Johnson wants planning reforms to feature in Queen’s Speech [The Times (£)]

Line of Duty and the rule of law [Financial Times]

Judicial review changes will make government ‘untouchable’, warns Law Society [The Guardian]

Apple broke competition law, EU says after Spotify complaint [The Independent]

Human rights barrister says ‘relentless harassment’ of girls is restricting their freedom [Daily Express]

The dividing wall between law and politics is under attack [The Spectator] (free, but registration required)

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Biden stocks his White House with Ivy Leaguers [Politico]

Race row erupts at Rutgers law school after white student uses the N-word while quoting a 1993 legal case: Classmates clash with prominent professors over call for total ban on the word [Daily Mail]

Despotic laws can — even should — be ignored, says Jonathan Sumption [The Spectator (£)] (free, but registration required)

My haven, Robert Rinder: The criminal barrister and star of ITV’s Judge Rinder, 42, in the living room of his house in north London [Daily Mail]

TV star and law grad making thousands on OnlyFans — but knows snaps will ‘impact future’ [Daily Star]

Virtual event: How to get into law as a career changer — with Shearman & Sterling, 2 Temple Gardens, other leading law firms and ULaw [Legal Cheek Events]

“It will always be better to be in the same office but I ask the same question everytime: is it so much better that it merits commuting 40+ minutes each way, spending £7 on lunch and having to wear proper trousers?” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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