Tag: Pakistan Supreme Court
Losing the Battle to Win the War: Judicial Self-Empowerment Through Maxi-Minimalism
—Yvonne Tew, Georgetown University Law Center [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] On September 26, 2020, President Donald Trump announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the United States Supreme Court to fill the seat occupied by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg until her death the week before.
To Convict a Dictator: Judges Versus Generals in Pakistan
—Yasser Kureshi, Senior Teaching Fellow, SOAS University of London On the 17th of December 2019, a special court in Pakistan found its former military dictator, General Musharraf (1999-2008), guilty of high treason for suspending the constitution in 2007. In a country where the military has ruled with impunity for much of its history, this verdict was a dramatic development.
District Bar Association, Rawalpindi v. Federation of Pakistan: Marbury-Style Judicial Empowerment?
—Neil Modi, Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University Law Center The Pakistani Supreme Court’s decision in District Bar Association, Rawalpindi v. Federation of Pakistan (2015) serves as a good illustration of an attempt of judicial self-empowerment, akin to a Marbury v. Madison-style moment.