Ali Khan [Washburn University School of Law]: "In the Constitutional Petition No. 21 of 2007 (Chief Justice Chaudhry v. The President of Pakistan), a unanimous Supreme Court of 13 Justices has declared that the President's Order to suspend the Chief Justice is "ultra vires of the Constitution . . .
Ali Khan [Washburn University School of Law]: "In defending the suspension of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, Pakistan government lawyers must argue that President Pervez Musharraf has properly exercised his executive power under Article 209(5). Assuming the President is authorized to refer the matter to the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), the