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Downing Street must withdraw its threat to replace the Human Rights Act | Letter
Letter: The government’s bill of rights proposal will weaken the public’s right to challenge abuse, says Geoffrey Bindman

Letters

24, May, 2022 @4:32 PM

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Supreme court guts lifeline for prisoners who claim wrongful convictions
Decision bars federal courts from hearing new evidence not presented in a state court as a result of ineffective legal counsel

Ed Pilkington in New York

23, May, 2022 @8:39 PM

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Labour should focus on policy instead of ‘tough on crime’ messaging, charity says
Head of Howard League urges party to abandon ‘cheap politics’ and develop evidence-based position

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

22, May, 2022 @11:54 AM

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We are what we tweet: Wagatha, social media and the death of privacy
It’s been a darkly entertaining celebrity bunfight between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney, but the light it shone on the nation’s online health should worry us all

Tim Adams

21, May, 2022 @2:08 PM

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Junior staff could have risked career by not attending No 10 parties, lawyer says
Refusing a boss’s request may harm relationship and cause employee to take legal action, according to expert

Amelia Hill

20, May, 2022 @4:57 PM

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‘Wagatha Christie’ puts England’s legal system on trial in the social media age
People poke fun at the lawyers, but there are serious concerns about how the law deals with everyone being a publisher

Jim Waterson Media editor

20, May, 2022 @12:19 PM

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Who will be prosecuted for abortion if fetuses are recognized as people?
The expected reversal of Roe v Wade will lead to more women being charged over pregnancy outcomes

Noa Yachot

18, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Letter: William Nash obituary
Albert Beale writes: William Nash had a clear disdain for the much of the legal and political establishment

Albert Beale

17, May, 2022 @12:18 PM

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Priti Patel lifts restrictions on police stop and search powers
Home secretary announces the end of limitations on use of section 60 powers where serious violence anticipated

Nadeem Badshah

15, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Nancy Pelosi: supreme court ‘dangerous to families and to freedoms’
House speaker rails against conservative judges appointed by Trump as justices prepare to finalize draft abortion ruling

Richard Luscombe

15, May, 2022 @4:37 PM

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David Sherborne: the ‘Wagatha Christie’ star lawyer with a celebrity following
The hotshot libel barrister to A-listers including Johnny Depp and Hugh Grant has a private life to match that of many of his clients

Tim Adams

14, May, 2022 @2:28 PM

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Consequences ‘dire’ if Human Rights Act ditched, more than 50 groups warn
Exclusive: PM is told tearing up act could endanger women and girls and damage peace in Northern Ireland

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

09, May, 2022 @10:22 AM

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