The Revival of Ray II

Despite offers, I have not published 10,000 further words of Chief Justice A.N. Ray that educates me as it protects. His judgments at the Calcutta High Court or at the Supreme Court are his only songs that are praised or criticized. I bow down to the intelligence of Hon’ble Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Hon’ble […]

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Veere Disarray

Some men try hard for reasons best known to them. Team 2, even before it had shot and finalized the final print of its movie, filed a case before the Bom HC. Dr. Abhinav Chandrachud fought for Team 1. He won. Hon’ble Justice G.S. Patel wrote a remarkable judgment: “In the present case there is […]

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The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law

“A distinguished South African Judge, Albie Sachs has spoken of the importance of understanding the value of constitutional transformation. In his book titled ‘The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law’, explaining the role of the constitutional court, Sachs has this to say: “It is difficult to analyze the impact that court decisions have on actual […]

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Aggression of SC Judges I

Judge 4 of the Indian Supreme Court, Justice Lokur, will retire in December this year. Earlier, he questioned the integrity of the Chief Justice. In April, he yet again interestingly worded a judgment. Mukul Rohtagi (Gautam Gambhir too) went to his school. We have forever expected aggression. “The couldn’t-care-less and insouciant attitude of the Union […]

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The Revival of Ray I

“Whether in the case of promotion from the Subordinate Judiciary or of direct recruitment from the Bar, the performance of the candidate would be best known to the High Court.” While judging so, the SC in The Gauhati High Court v. Goto Ete & Others, [Civil Appeal No. 4298 of 2018] quoted, with minor compliment, […]

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The Sad Death of Judge Loya

In a batch of petitions before the SC, the petitioners sought an inquiry into the circumstances of death of Brijgopal Harikishan Loya, a district judge. All the petitions were essentially based on articles published in the Caravan on 20th and 21st November 2017. The issue was whether the death of Judge Loya was due to […]

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