George H. Gadbois, Jr., chronicler of 93 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, had this to say once: “When I first wrote to Justice A N Ray requesting an interview, I included a couple of articles I had published earlier. This enabled him to see that I was rather well-informed about him and the Court. […]Read more "The Revival of Ray III"
[The 45th Chief Justice of India shall retire on the 150th Birth Anniversary of Gandhi.] The 45th Chief Justice of India will presumably allow Hon’ble Justice Gogoi to be his successor. Hon’ble Judges Bobde, Ramana, Lalit would be the 47th, 48th, 49th CJI. No. 50 – Hon’ble Justice Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud. Chandrachud J. would retire on […]Read more "The Supreme Court, The Chief Justice, The Future"
I am happy that a book finally celebrates Mrs. Gandhi. ‘Did you know Eve Curie, the scientist Marie Curie’s daughter, was a guest at the wedding? And Harivansh Rai Bachchan, the poet? He and his wife, Teji, sang a duet.’ ‘Six months before Operation Blue Star, as troubles escalate, Mrs. Gandhi decides, on a whim, […]Read more "The Woman – Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi"
A single revolutionary spark may kindle a fire that, smouldering for a time, may burst into a sweeping and destructive configuration. It was the judgment of Holmes J. in Schenck v. United States, 249 US 47 at 52 (1910) that gave rise to the test of “clear and present danger” for determining whether restrictions on liberty would be […]Read more "Clear and Present Danger"
Rewarded with the presence of Justice A.N. Ray, a Constitution Bench in Himat Lal K. Shah, (1973) 1 SCC 227 held: “public meeting in open spaces and public streets forms part of the tradition of our national life… the State and the local authority have a virtual monopoly of every open space at which an outdoor meeting can be […]Read more "Reasonable Restriction II"
“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 […]Read more "The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law"
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 […]Read more "Aggression of SC Judges I"