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T R Andhyarujina

T R Andhyarujina

The writer is a senior advocate of the Supreme Court, former solicitor general of India and advocate-general of Maharashtra.

Going beyond the ambit
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

Arun Jaitley’s remarks on judicial activism are timely. The Supreme Court is increasingly, and controversially, asserting control over the executive and legislature.

An invented primacy
Wed, Oct 21, 2015

Supreme Court’s NJAC verdict is an innovation to preserve the judiciary’s power to appoint its own.

When the bench buckled
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

Emergency did not spare the Supreme Court because the tides of history do not pass judges by

Such a Long Death
Tue, May 19, 2015

Aruna Shanbaug’s passing should be a turning point in the euthanasia debate.

Come to the House
Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Government must avoid the temptation to bypass the legislature.

Justice for the helpless
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

With his unshakeable independence and commitment to human rights, Justice Iyer disappointed government, surprised critics

Revenge isn’t sweet
Mon, Nov 17, 2014

A UN resolution in 2012 has called for a moratorium on the death penalty, which was adopted by 111 member states.

The quality of judges
Thu, Oct 09, 2014

For judicial office to attract the best talent, raise judges’ salaries and their age of retirement.

Hanging in Balance
A case for two commissions
Sat, Aug 09, 2014

The judicial appointment commission has not worked well in other countries.

President and precedent
Thu, May 15, 2014

If the numbers are uncertain, he can look to history as his guide.

Why Mulayam is right
Mon, Apr 21, 2014

More than 118 countries have abolished the death penalty; India is among the 50-odd countries that retain it.

How to choose a judge
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

The collegium system is flawed. But more debate is needed before the judicial appointments bill is passed.

Debate has left the House
Fri, Sep 14, 2012

No matter how great the ‘scandal’,nothing justifies subverting Parliament

Supreme corrective body?
Wed, Jul 20, 2011

Over time,the judiciary’s greater intervention in matters that should be within the government’s domain has become worrisome.

Life,death and what lies between
Thu, Mar 10, 2011

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

The limits on legislative privileges
Tue, Jan 26, 2010

H.M. SEERVAI’s close associate T.R. ANDHYARUJINA,on how India’s greatest constitutional commentator was called to defend the indefensible....

At the mercy of the state
Fri, Oct 09, 2009

The home minister recently said that he would consider afresh the cases of 28 convicts awaiting the death sentence,whose mercy petitions have been lying with the president for years.

The man who would not be AG
Tue, Dec 05, 2006

H.M. Seervai, who would have turned hundred today, brought a rare conviction to crucial constitutional cases

Parliament’s 27% mandate? Not quite
Tue, May 30, 2006

The 93rd Constitution Amendment was enacted to overcome the apex court’s decision in the Inamdar case.

Our Roman holiday with Budhia
Sun, May 07, 2006

The perpetrators and abettors of this cruelty on a hapless child must be made accountable

Judging judges, credibly
Tue, Jun 14, 2005

It is a matter of pride and satisfaction that the judiciary today enjoys credibility far greater that enjoyed by the other two wings of the ...

When Linda was refused admission
Mon, Dec 13, 2004

Fifty years ago, in 1952, eight-year-old, Linda Brown, was refused admission to a public school in Topeka, Kansas, because she was Black and...

Tyabji, a man for our times
Thu, Oct 28, 2004

One of India’s greatest sons, Badruddin Tyabji was born in October, 160 years ago. The life of Tyabji needs to be recalled as it was hi...

Life and death held in balance
Mon, Aug 23, 2004

Dhananjoy Chatterjee is executed and gone. His execution should not mean that we forget the larger question of whether we should retain the ...

Thank you, Your Honour
Tue, May 04, 2004

On June 27, 2003, the Vadodara Fast-Track Criminal Court acquitted 21 accused in the most ghastly carnage of the murder of 14 men, women and...