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Legal news from Thursday, December 24, 2009
by Dwyer Arce

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday released the detailed judgment on the July 2007 decision to reinstate Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. The July 2007 ruling came in response to the suspension of Chaudhry from the court by then-president Pervez Musharraf in March 2007. In the judgment explaining …

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by Amelia Mathias

The US Senate passed a health care reform bill on Thursday in a 60 - 39 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 insurance system. Senate Republicans have vowed to …

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by Amelia Mathias

The military prison at Guantanamo Bay 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. A spokesperson for Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that the government's plan to purchase the Thomson Correctional Center [official …

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