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Friday 29 Jun 2007

Ali Khan [Washburn University School of Law]: "President Musharraf is no King James I and Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry is no Chief Justice Edward Coke, but since Pakistan has been part of the British Empire and the common law traditions continue to inform the Pakistani legal system, a brief narrative [read more]

Friday 22 Jun 2007

Ali Khan [Washburn University School of Law]: "Pakistan's Supreme Court is most likely to declare that the Executive order to suspend Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry violates Articles 175(3) and 209(5) of the Constitution. If the Chief Justice is reinstated, the question remains whether President Musharraf will obey the Supreme Court.If [read more]

Saturday 16 Jun 2007

Anthony D'Amato [Northwestern University School of Law]: "Russia is the only Western power that champions Serbia's territorial claim over Kosovo. All other nations want independence for the former Serbian province. As I argued in a previous editorial for JURIST on this subject, I see no basis whatsoever in law for [read more]

Thursday 14 Jun 2007

Ali Khan [Washburn University School of Law]: "The suspension of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry provides a historic constitutional opportunity for the Pakistan Supreme Court to assert judicial independence. The preamble to the Constitution conceives Pakistan's legal order as a "sacred trust . . . wherein the independence of the [read more]

Friday 8 Jun 2007

Ali Khan [Washburn University School of Law]: "The Pakistan Supreme Court has asked the government lawyers to disclose the procedure under which the President has sent the reference against the Chief Justice to the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). The Court is particularly interested in determining the scope of "discretion" that [read more]

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