Legal news from Thursday, December 24, 2009
13:12 EDT

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] on Wednesday released the detailed judgment [text, PDF] on the July 2007 decision to reinstate Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry [official profile]. The July 2007 ruling came in response to the suspension of Chaudhry [JURIST report] from the court by then-president Pervez [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] passed a health care reform bill [text, PDF] on Thursday in a 60 - 39 vote [roll call vote] that split down party lines. The legislation would expand affordable access to health care to more than 30 million Americans and overhaul the private health [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] The military prison at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] may have to remain open until 2011 to allow an Illinois prison time to prepare for the arrival of the detainees, according to Wednesday reports [AP report]. A spokesperson for Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) [official website] said that the government's [read more]

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