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One of four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta. This copy is one of two held at the British Library. (The Barons and King John of England / public domain via Wikimedia Commons)

Britain considers putting constitution on paper

Traffic court, lawyer-related apologies round out roundup

Today is Monday, the 33rd anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s “ash heap of history” speech. Here are some news items to get your week started.

— Is it time for Britain to have a written constitution?

— California traffic courts might abandon pay first, fight later.

— Egypt’s president apologizes for lawyer’s beating.

— Lawyers apologize to Hollywood executives after concluding abuse allegations were untrue.