For the past week in Pakistan, it has been lawyers who have led the fight for freedom. Moving their arguments from the barricaded courthouses to the streets, they've battled tear gas and baton-wielding police to protest President Pervez Musharraf's suspension of the country's constitution and ouster of its Supreme Court. Musharraf has accused the high court of hindering his government's efforts to fight terrorism. His real target, of course, isn't Islamic extremists, it's the rule of law.
Commentary: When Liberty Is on the Line
November 14, 2007