The writer is a senior advocate of the Supreme Court, former solicitor general of India and advocate-general of Maharashtra.
Arun Jaitley’s remarks on judicial activism are timely. The Supreme Court is increasingly, and controversially, asserting control over the executive and legislature.
Supreme Court’s NJAC verdict is an innovation to preserve the judiciary’s power to appoint its own.
Emergency did not spare the Supreme Court because the tides of history do not pass judges by
Aruna Shanbaug’s passing should be a turning point in the euthanasia debate.
Government must avoid the temptation to bypass the legislature.
With his unshakeable independence and commitment to human rights, Justice Iyer disappointed government, surprised critics
A UN resolution in 2012 has called for a moratorium on the death penalty, which was adopted by 111 member states.
For judicial office to attract the best talent, raise judges’ salaries and their age of retirement.
The judicial appointment commission has not worked well in other countries.
If the numbers are uncertain, he can look to history as his guide.
More than 118 countries have abolished the death penalty; India is among the 50-odd countries that retain it.
The collegium system is flawed. But more debate is needed before the judicial appointments bill is passed.
No matter how great the scandal,nothing justifies subverting Parliament
Over time,the judiciarys greater intervention in matters that should be within the governments domain has become worrisome.
Without any legislative guidance,the Supreme Court has taken a pioneering step on euthanasia but a court appeal and a three-doctor panel might be too high a hurdle for most
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