Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lawyers across Pakistan urged to observe "black day" over 21st Amendment case

Dawn reports that Pakistan's lawyers are observing a nationwide "black day" on Thursday (it's already Thursday in Pakistan, but still only Wednesday in New Haven), the day the Supreme Court is to hear challenges to the country's new military courts. "The [Pakistan Bar Council], the premier supervisory body of lawyers, has asked members of the bar associations to wear black armbands on the day while appearing in courts and to hold protest meetings." 

Editor's note: No word yet on Thursday's Supreme Court proceedings. News accounts, however, are laden with reports of cases being sent forward to the military courts, presumably to present the court with a fait accompli.

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