November 12, 2007

Pakistani Lawyer Style

by PG

I've found the woman to emulate for Tuesday's show of support to the Pakistani lawyers who have been protesting President/ General Pervez Musharraf's house arrest of the Supreme Court and suspension of the Constitution. Bottom center of this photo from Newsweek:


Colorful scarf over unbuttoned white button-down, chunky black and white bracelet, big sunglasses and having a good uncovered hair day. Note to Columbia hunger-strikers: Style Counts!


Dear Law Students:

Images last week of police beating and jailing almost 3,000 Pakistani lawyers were almost as shocking as Gen. Pervez Musharraf suspending Pakistan's constitution and putting its Supreme Court under house arrest.
The American Bar Association immediately spoke out against these clear breaches of the rule of law. But, American lawyers must do more to object to conditions in Pakistan.

On Wednesday, November 14, the ABA is organizing a lawyers' march in Washington, D.C., to support the rule of law and lawyers in Pakistan. At 11:30 a.m., a critical mass of lawyers will gather at the James Madison Building (101 Independence Avenue SE) before walking around the Supreme Court. Lawyers across the country are participating in similar marches in their communities, and the ABA is encouraging and supporting these local efforts.

Over the last few days, brave Pakistani lawyers have dressed for work and headed to court knowing that they would be met by policemen's batons and tear gas instead of their clients. These lawyers went to work anyway because of their belief in the rule of law.

It is time for us to demonstrate that we share Pakistani lawyers' commitment to justice. Please encourage your fellow students and faculty to join lawyers in Washington, D.C., or in your community as we walk to court on November 14. Together, we will show that Pakistan's lawyers are not fighting alone.

For more information about the lawyers' march in Washington, D.C., or state and local activities, please visit the ABA website at

Thank you for your support.

William H. Neukom
President, American Bar Association

November 12, 2007 07:29 PM | TrackBack

Good to see you're focusing on the important issues once again (I like her sense of style too, very chic - do you have her phone number?).

By the way, when I do a search for "Timothy Don-Hugh Mak" only one reference appears - the crap one with lots of typos, when I was in outback Oz trying to avoid being eaten alive by mosquitoes. I have fond memories of our previous "encounters" and I like to reminisce. Where are they?

I thought censorship and revisionist history only occurred in the old USSR? Or does it occur on liberal websites as well? Or are they one and the same thing, just different time, different place?

I recall photos of political leaders being "erased" after being taken out in the Kremlin (check out Animal Farm to get a flavor of how history is continually erased by those with psychotic tendancies).

I hope the careful deletion of my previous posts isn't a "leading indicator" of my own demise.

Posted by: Timothy Don-Hugh Mak at November 14, 2007 12:33 AM

Mr. Mak,
You may want to get better at performing internet searches before you consider censorship. When I Google your name and click "show all results," the first 10 hits are as follows (I'd do a screen capture but lack the software):

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Posted by: PG at November 14, 2007 01:04 AM

Hmmmm...your website must hate me then. Because when I type in "Timothy Don-Hugh Mak" in the "Search this site" section under "Research" (bottom right-hand corner) I come up with one (1) reference.

Try this out yourself.

I am technologically retarded (sorry, "challenged") so it may well be me. I am open to possibility that I am an idiot. If that is the case, please help.

Posted by: Timothy Don-Hugh Mak at November 14, 2007 01:14 AM

De Novo's internal search engine only searches posts, not comments. You've been mentioned in one (1) post here. I think that's likely to remain the case.

Posted by: PG at November 14, 2007 01:19 AM


Posted by: Timothy Don-Hugh Mak at November 14, 2007 01:22 AM

If you would like to post something more current on the Pakistani lawyers' situation, during Black Flag Week, March 9 - 15, please visit our group blog at and feel free to use any of the materials we have posted: links, articles, logos, etc.

We are trying to help create a critical mass of online support for this issue, because we think it is so important.

This post suggests that you do, too.

(And I agree with you about that woman's style!)

Posted by: Karen M at March 7, 2008 09:12 PM
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