Category Archives: Judiciary

A Little (Less) Research?

by Vasujith Ram In paragraph 160 of the judgment striking down the National Judicial Appointments Commission as unconstitutional, Justice Khehar writes: “A little personal research, resulted in the revelation of the concept of the “legitimate power of reciprocity”, debated by … Continue reading

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Conversation with Prof. Tom Ginsburg, Professor and Deputy Dean at the UChicago Law School

Prof. Tom Ginsburg is the Leo Spitz Professor of International Law and Deputy Dean at the University of Chicago Law School as well as a Professor of Political Science at the University. He is a prominent scholar of comparative and international … Continue reading

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Conversation with Prof. Nandini Sundar, Professor of Sociology at DU

Prof. Nandini Sundar is a Professor of Sociology at the Delhi University. She was one of the lead petitioners in the well-known case of Nandini Sundar v. State of Chattisgarh (WP (C) 250 of 2007). She won the prestigious Infosys Prize in … Continue reading

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The Political Class and the Decline of Constitutional Morality

(Admin’s Note: This post was previously published as an Editorial Note in the Monsoon Issue of Volume 4 of JILS, highlighting the decline in the respect for the unwritten rules and the spirit of the Constitution among the political class. … Continue reading

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The Judicial Appointments Commission: A Delicate Balance

by Abhinav Chandrachud On December 9, 2013, the Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice (hereinafter, “Standing Committee”), submitted its report on the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2013, to both Houses of Parliament.[i] In this blog … Continue reading

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The Sentinel Who Will Not Protect

by Raju Ramachandran For students of constitutional law, the “gay rights” judgment is deeply disappointing. For a judgment that was in the making for over twenty months, it leaves one with a feeling that it has been “hurried through.” For … Continue reading

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Judicial Appointments Commission: Who will Guard the Guardians?

by Vasujith Ram The Rajya Sabha has recently passed the 120th Constitution Amendment Bill and the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill. The bills are up for consideration in the Lok Sabha and may be passed soon.  They seek to replace the … Continue reading

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