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16th February 2012: LAW NEWS HEADLINES & LINKS

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FOCUS OF THE DAY story: The Judicial Appointments Commission has warned that the government’s plan to use the positive action provisions of the Equality Act to boost the diversity of judges is no “panacea”. Full story - Solicitors Journal

  • Neville Thurlbeck, News Of The World Reporter, Uses Blog To Launch NUJ Recruitment Campaign http://t.co/SQNUjd3Q Feb 16, 2012
  • The Law and Da Kidz: First as Tragedy, Then as Farce http://t.co/K64Z9RAY Feb 16, 2012
  • Amanda Knox signs reported $4 million book deal with HarperCollins - http://t.co/orh77zlY Feb 16, 2012
  • Courts given green light to hire own interpreters as ALS struggles to cope http://t.co/qI5TfdGB Feb 16, 2012
  • SPAIN: Garz√≥n's extraordinary contribution to law http://t.co/CYpDNMmW Feb 16, 2012
  • SYRIA: UN sees possible crimes against humanity in Syria http://t.co/8gSv2V5b Feb 16, 2012
  • SAIDU ARABIA: Before the Olympics: Human Rights Watch calls on Saudi Arabia to end ban on women in sports http://t.co/lKm2ttTd Feb 16, 2012
  • Nurses suspended over baby 'restraint' - http://t.co/UBB7tGZg Feb 16, 2012
  • Man convicted of murdering elderly couple - http://t.co/tW4LqEZv Feb 16, 2012
  • IRELAND: Achill-henge: A monument that divides Ireland http://t.co/w771lTxV Feb 16, 2012
  • Eye scanners at England airports turned off http://t.co/wLRnIWUa Feb 16, 2012
  • 'Underwear bomber' Abdulmutallab to be sentenced http://t.co/FG8hlI1B Feb 16, 2012
  • Abu Qatada could be deported if UK can get guarantees on torture evidence http://t.co/cLoIavDy Feb 16, 2012
  • Facebook and Twitter do not need anti-piracy software, says court http://t.co/EUCZb93j Feb 16, 2012
  • Arrest warrant for Kazakh billionaire accused of one of world's biggest frauds http://t.co/WLXZm1gv Feb 16, 2012
  • Secret court procedures could damage UK's reputation, critics claim http://t.co/F4SBDnLH Feb 16, 2012
  • Abu Qatada: no assurances from Prince Hassan of Jordan http://t.co/lfJuceDf Feb 16, 2012
  • Man jailed for 'brutal and savage' Wolverhampton murders http://t.co/zFbsmj5p Feb 16, 2012
  • Scottish independence: David Cameron in referendum offer http://t.co/wYR8cqRB Feb 16, 2012
  • SRI LANKA: Army Inquiry a Delaying Tactic http://t.co/wku7TsRa Feb 16, 2012
  • LIBYA: Armed militias guilty of 'human rights abuses' http://t.co/qAGCUSzG Feb 16, 2012
  • Foreign sex offender finally deported after human rights battle http://t.co/H18eCQN9 Feb 16, 2012
  • MALAWI: Human rights lawyer jailed after calling on Malawi president to resign http://t.co/eda16AG1 Feb 16, 2012
  • European Court of Justice blocks net-filtering bid http://t.co/93R7vZLm Feb 16, 2012
  • The Highs and Lows of an Aspiring Barrister http://t.co/lL8lSmTq Feb 16, 2012
  • Council keen to talk to Mechanic's Institute owner after legal victory http://t.co/ElXKN6W0 Feb 16, 2012
  • Duchess of Cornwall spoken about importance of challenging the brain in old age as she was made an honorary barrister http://t.co/vFyUHbWo Feb 16, 2012
  • Wenlock-based Fodens Solicitors has been awarded the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme http://t.co/98zOa5Ix Feb 16, 2012
  • Legal highs evade being banned as scientists run out of cash to test them http://t.co/kS1zlU2u Feb 16, 2012
  • BUSINESS LAW: Apple to pursue legal action against bankrupt Kodak http://t.co/gM9G0a9a Feb 16, 2012
  • Cheshire West and Cheshire East councils could face up to £15m legal bill http://t.co/dhARAlAD Feb 16, 2012
  • Legal challenge bid over fire station closures: http://t.co/nL2bH07c Feb 16, 2012
  • Legal ruling puts question mark over Chichester council prayers http://t.co/pocLndfd Feb 16, 2012
  • Camden council launches legal challenge to HS2 http://t.co/yDnxm7VT Feb 16, 2012
  • Sun journalists mull legal action as Rupert Murdoch flies in http://t.co/MGXmVwks Feb 16, 2012
  • Solicitors Journal - Restrictions on leave for jailed mothers are unlawful, High Court rules http://t.co/EkrmIWeD Feb 16, 2012
  • Publishers make bid to close filesharing sites http://t.co/Z8UFlBuI Feb 16, 2012
  • Closing the Forensic Science Service will make miscarriages of justice more likely http://t.co/FIGmcUma Feb 16, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Squire Sanders launches in Singapore with Bryan Cave hires | The Lawyer: http://t.co/MwwZxqcM Feb 16, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Faegre seals victory for Raymond James in Towry employment case | The Lawyer: http://t.co/2TPoPNfK Feb 16, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Turnover and PEP both up at Latham & Watkins | The Lawyer: http://t.co/47nkSaDo Feb 16, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Clifford Chance confirms plans for South Korea launch | The Lawyer: http://t.co/5PfIyLjL Feb 16, 2012
  • Lawyers slam Government’s new court interpreting system | The Lawyer: http://t.co/itx62YlH Feb 16, 2012
  • For London Youth, Down and Out Is Way of Life: http://t.co/J6Zf9j2S Feb 16, 2012
  • US: Bolstering Jonathan’s Law http://t.co/Ls7A2uyP Feb 16, 2012
  • US: Death-Penalty Racial Law Is Tested http://t.co/NBnZ7jNe Feb 16, 2012
  • TheLawMap Wig is out! http://t.co/VTrW0MekFeb 16, 2012
  • LAW GAZETTE: Practicalities of unification http://t.co/UIjW9XoN Feb 16, 2012
  • LAW GAZETTE: Cracking the Chinese market http://t.co/CFA1hH0D Feb 16, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Wachtell leads for Kellogg on $2.7bn Pringles purchase after Diamond Foods deal falters- http://t.co/QuyycS6S Feb 16, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Latham posts double-digit growth as Bingham's 15-year revenue run ends http://t.co/FXRu9HbD  Feb 16, 2012
  • Nigel Keer fined over naked ramble at Otley Chevin http://t.co/IT2CoUfO Feb 16, 2012
  • Nazi sci-fi film Iron Sky becomes Berlin talking point http://t.co/7VySKYmq Feb 16, 2012
  • Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce due in court over speeding case http://t.co/IL0VwQIb Feb 16, 2012
  • Student loan early repayment penalty proposal 'abandoned' http://t.co/3fvHVern Feb 16, 2012
  • Russian youth group outlives its usefulness - http://t.co/5JLx1cgB Feb 16, 2012
  • No secularism please, we're British - http://t.co/ftNVRlH1 Feb 16, 2012
  • New scrutiny must not restrict investigative reporting, warn Lords - http://t.co/fVllgDgM Feb 16, 2012
  • Police escape charges in 70 per cent of IPCC cases - http://t.co/HIBtWJkI Feb 16, 2012
  • Woman held after teenager killed in 'random' stabbing - http://t.co/KKyKZHqC Feb 16, 2012
  • Sun newspaper staff hope Strasbourg can save them from Murdoch - http://t.co/Bu12dGsu Feb 16, 2012
  • Cameron's 'drunk tanks' are dangerous, say police - http://t.co/NY5u0Ojy Feb 16, 2012
  • Tesco bans grocer from store for buying gallons of vegetable oil to power his delivery van claiming it is 'illegal' http://t.co/K6W4LKnn Feb 16, 2012
  • Crime chiefs agree to get tough on illegal tiger trade http://t.co/eZGbamSs Feb 16, 2012
  • LIBYA: Libyan trial shows judicial chaos http://t.co/70HHy9sX Feb 16, 2012
  • UN : Mladic genocide trial set for May 14 http://t.co/6E4SqQ7Y Feb 16, 2012
  • US: Prosecutors rest in fraud trial of Texas financier Stanford http://t.co/VaH8ANI0 Feb 16, 2012
  • AUS: Wife scuba murder trial: accused weeps http://t.co/a7DMmExJ Feb 16, 2012
  • NORWAY: Lawyer’s leaks pose media dilemma http://t.co/Monya8hi Feb 16, 2012
  • The lawyer, the BBC and the Freedom of Information Act. | The Lawyer: http://t.co/UWVa1puc Feb 16, 2012
  • US: Crusading lawyer ordered to pay $70,000 in Jews for Jesus case http://t.co/P3CrF0Fv Feb 16, 2012
  • CANADA: Lawyer sues police for unlawful G20 arrest: http://t.co/qnaBYNbV Feb 16, 2012
  • US: Lawyer for man arrested after trying to enter Natick military lab says client needed apparel for his Army uniform http://t.co/2FEOsoUQ Feb 16, 2012
  • US: Appeals court denies effort to keep media out of children's courts http://t.co/fX8cyGE0 Feb 16, 2012
  • Phone hacking: Glenn Mulcaire granted supreme court appeal http://t.co/nVpEs82R Feb 16, 2012
  • CANADA: Supreme Court sends mixed signals on 'do the crime, do the time' sentencing - http://t.co/A0ISn0Gt Feb 16, 2012
  • Tory minister blocks 'sensitive personal' story about her son, 17, with High Court injunction http://t.co/8VhJHXhP Feb 16, 2012
  • CANADA: BC judge says state of provincial courts 'abysmal,' as more case tossed out http://t.co/09QhGwyw Feb 16, 2012
  • LAW GAZETTE: Violent employees and vicarious liability http://t.co/vFFGHX9Y Feb 16, 2012
  • LAW GAZETTE: Junior staff forced upon 'life and death' care cases http://t.co/FuyZBoFa Feb 16, 2012
  • LAW GAZETTE: Telecoms giant seeks to become an ABS http://t.co/aSP5t25o Feb 16, 2012
  • US: FBI insists that social media monitoring won't infringe privacy rights - http://t.co/jbaS5LF6 Feb 16, 2012
  • US & CHINA: Property rights top issues for U.S. firms in China http://t.co/g6SZ1VZ2 Feb 16, 2012
  • Premier League sides forced to pay back millions of pounds in tax after crackdown on image rights deals http://t.co/Lbeom6QU Feb 16, 2012
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Human rights group calls on Saudi Arabia to end ban on women playing competitive sports http://t.co/ertnyxk5 Feb 16, 2012
  • UGANDA: Gay Rights Activists Vow to Fight Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill http://t.co/AEonSbw6 Feb 16, 2012
  • Rule of law is not a bendy tool for political use http://t.co/H3xg6DwK Feb 16, 2012
  • US: Arizona lawmaker proposes law to penalize teachers who cuss in classrooms http://t.co/ALuhDiUb Feb 16, 2012
  • AUS: Unions mull donation law legal challenge http://t.co/KEKP1xTj Feb 16, 2012
  • Stalking victim Alison Hewitt calls for law change http://t.co/NJl1f2lQ Feb 16, 2012
  • US: Hollywood director steps into row over Alabama's tough immigration law http://t.co/Vx5ga0HH Feb 16, 2012
  • Longer jail term for Belfast armed robbery 'team' sought http://t.co/tcnWn6NA Feb 16, 2012
  • Women appeal sentence for assault on Sinn Fein aide http://t.co/b30a7WZL Feb 16, 2012
  • Northern Ireland prison officer recruitment drive launched http://t.co/TgzermM3 Feb 16, 2012
  • Brian Shivers launches Massereene legal challenge http://t.co/iWNfSG13 Feb 16, 2012
  • Edinburgh fatal accident witnesses sought http://t.co/58rY1Qbv Feb 16, 2012
  • Five teenagers on trial for murder of Christopher Knox http://t.co/DRlJXbgJ Feb 16, 2012
  • Brian McHale guilty of murdering teenager Dale Bennett in Midlothian http://t.co/DLTtd619 Feb 16, 2012
  • John McFall wants FSA to probe Rangers takeover deal http://t.co/r2gJuGmI Feb 16, 2012
  • Polish migrant workers' power station compensation http://t.co/yunjXBaA Feb 16, 2012
  • Cwtch community group takes over Swansea's vacant JT Morgan store http://t.co/C3woAPif Feb 16, 2012
  • 'Predator' Eifion Royle jailed indefinitely after Bangor kidnap attempt http://t.co/HlzVYl4p Feb 16, 2012
  • Call for Olympic tickets transparency http://t.co/gVdO17kN Feb 16, 2012
  • Structures open to law firms to form multi-disciplinary practices encompassing legal and financial services advice http://t.co/ZoElJjoT Feb 16, 2012
  • Neuberger: cross-examination and disclosure next on reform agenda http://t.co/4d3jXMiW  Feb 16, 2012
  • Firms are their own worst enemies when potential clients call, says mystery shopp.. http://t.co/q00iziLL  Feb 16, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Top China law firm launches in London with hire of rival's three-partner City team http://t.co/WCSLJRen Feb 16, 2012
  • Met probes claims that Sun paid some public officials more than £10k a year http://t.co/wAjdQGMo Feb 16, 2012
  • Department of Health apologises over tax deals 'misunderstanding' http://t.co/vIx7Q8KG Feb 16, 2012
  • In the middle of the NightJack row - Newspapers’ former lawyer brought into row over police blogger | The Lawyer: http://t.co/Ldn7ingP Feb 16, 2012
  • The FSA’s two-pronged regulatory model will cause headaches for companies | The Lawyer: http://t.co/zxuxZWJ3 Feb 16, 2012
  • LAW GAZETTE: Three kinds of 'liberty' - poignantly tragic month for three detained individuals who gained their liberty http://t.co/k8oitrfH Feb 16, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Clyde & Co deploys London shipping partner to head Singapore office |The Lawyer: http://t.co/cJXKHhZ9 Feb 16, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: White & Case adds Salans partner to Paris team | The Lawyer: http://t.co/319gmd74 Feb 16, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Faegre seals victory for Raymond James in Towry employment case | The Lawyer: http://t.co/2TPoPNfK Feb 16, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Field Fisher mourns death of former managing partner | The Lawyer: http://t.co/OXKclNGg Feb 16, 2012
  • FSA conduct chief to leave regulator ahead of break-up | The Lawyer: http://t.co/ucvZPiBa Feb 16, 2012
  • THAILAND: Thai officials search for Bangkok bombers' target http://t.co/iNKZ6wCr Feb 16, 2012