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Confronting the system – Salman Akram Raja

Judiciaries around the world are often seen as going through phases. Only occasionally are courts the site of resistance against the hegemonic forces dominating...

Rereading the constitution – Salman Akram Raja

Chief Justice Marshall’s reflection in ‘McCulloch v Maryland’ (1819), “it is a Constitution we are expounding” has travelled down the ages as a warning...

Politics as law – Salman Akram Raja

The essential facts relevant to the Broadsheet matter are by now firmly obscured by political spin and a seemingly endless societal need for scandal...

Child marriage and religious thought – Salman Akram Raja

The writer is an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Enactment and enforcement of legislation against child marriage has repeatedly run into resistance that...