Undue Sympathy: A Judicial Evil?

A Case Comment on Pushpanjali Sahu vs State of Orissa (2012 AIR SCW 5447) by Sohini Chatterjee The Merchant of Venice has been immortalised by, among others, the courtroom scene in Act IV Scene I. In this timeless scene, Portia, dressed in the garb of a male lawyer, makes an eloquent speech on mercy. She ardently asserts that … Continue reading Undue Sympathy: A Judicial Evil?

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