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Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

George H. Gadbois, Jr

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Despite the critical role played by the Supreme Court of India (SCI), the lives of the judges have never been studied before. This book presents biographical essays for each of the first ninety-three ... More


Pilate’s Paramount Duty: Constitutional Reasonableness and the Restriction of Freedom of Expression and Assembly

Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Raghavan, and Arun K. Thiruvengadam

in Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081760
eISBN:
9780199082360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081760.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the particular relevance to South Asia of the disagreement between the ideas of two nineteenth-century thinkers—John Stuart Mill and James Fitzjames Stephen. While Mill ... More


From a Directive Principle to a Fundamental Right

Florian Matthey-Prakash

in The Right to Education in India: The Importance of Enforceability of a Fundamental Right

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199494286
eISBN:
9780199097067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494286.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 2 recounts the developments around adjudication of fundamental rights and directive principles that climaxed with the inclusion of Article 21A in the constitutional text. By examining the ... More


The Informal Constitution: Unwritten Criteria in Selecting Judges for the Supreme Court of India

Abhinav Chandrachud

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198098560
eISBN:
9780199082971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098560.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Between 1950–2009, 189 judges (including 37 Chief Justices) served on the Supreme Court of India, one of the world’s most powerful courts. Not enough is known about who these judges were and the ... More


The Role of Human Rights Law in Protecting Environmental Rights in South Asia

Sumudu Atapattu

in Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520283091
eISBN:
9780520958920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283091.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the innovative approach adopted by the superior courts in South Asia of using existing constitutional provisions to encompass environmental rights, and highlights the ... More


Recent Changes in Case Law Concerning Hindu Marriage

Jean-Louis Halpérin

in Filing Religion: State, Hinduism, and Courts of Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199463794
eISBN:
9780199086849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463794.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter raises the question of possible changes in Hindu marriage law brought by recent rulings of Indian courts. In a 2008 case, the Supreme Court of India stressed that marriage between a ... More


Arrival on the High Court

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the judges’ arrival to the high court. Appointment to the high court came at an average age of 46.4. There was some variation among the high courts concerning the age for ... More


Tolerable Identities, Intolerable Sex Acts

Chaitanya Lakkimsetti

in Legalizing Sex: Sexual Minorities, AIDS, and Citizenship in India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479810024
eISBN:
9781479845996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810024.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter comparatively focuses on rights struggles of gay groups and transgender/hijra groups by focusing on two seemingly contradictory judgments of the Indian Supreme Court—the Koushal judgment ... More


Birth vs Merit: Kerala’s Temple Priests and the Courts

Gilles Tarabout

in Filing Religion: State, Hinduism, and Courts of Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199463794
eISBN:
9780199086849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463794.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In recent years, men born into non-Brahmanical castes have been appointed priests at public Brahmanical temples in Kerala. These appointments have been upheld by the Supreme Court in 2002, as an ... More


States of Birth

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the states of birth of the judges. The ninety-three judges were born in sixteen of the twenty-five states which existed in the 1980s. Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra are ... More


High Court Seniority

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0030
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses seniority on the high courts. Nearly half of those promoted to the SCI were high court chief justices. More than 80 per cent (85.2 per cent during the first period, 82.4 per ... More


Indian Civil Service Officers

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines Indian Civil Service officers. Six of the judges were officers of the storied ICS — the elite civil service trained during the colonial years. They were S.K. Das, K.N. Wanchoo, ... More


Participation in Politics

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the judges’ participation in politics. Participation in politics prior to high court or SCI appointment was more common than most realize. Only two judges have been active in ... More


After Retirement

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0032
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the life of the judges after retirement. After being forced to leave the bench at sixty-five, less than half a dozen spent the evenings of their lives completely retired. For ... More


The Supreme Court—I: Advancing Law for Judicial Control*

Tulsi Badrinath

in Chaturvedi Badrinath: Unity of Life and Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199465187
eISBN:
9780199086511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Badrinath informs the reader that English law took two great steps towards protecting the individual from the unlawful use, both of legislative and governmental power. The first in the Anisminic case ... More


The Supreme Court—II: ‘Judicial Activism’—A Mindless Term*

Tulsi Badrinath

in Chaturvedi Badrinath: Unity of Life and Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199465187
eISBN:
9780199086511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this essay Badrinath weighs against the mindless coining of phrases such as ‘Religious fundamentalism’ and ‘Judicial activism’. In perceiving things wrongly in the first place, Badrinath believes ... More


Filing Religion: State, Hinduism, and Courts of Law

Daniela Berti, Gilles Tarabout, and Raphaël Voix (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199463794
eISBN:
9780199086849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463794.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The Indian Constitution posits a separation between a secular domain that the state regulates and a religious domain in which it should not interfere. However, defining the separation between the two ... More


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