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Judicial Reform or Harassment?

Granville Austin

in Working a Democratic Constitution: A History of the Indian Experience

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195656107
eISBN:
9780199080397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195656107.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Given Indira Gandhi's past policies toward the judiciary, it was small wonder that after 1980 the ever-simmering issue of judicial independence boiled again. Nor was the principal sub-topic new: the ... More


The Judiciary under Pressure

Granville Austin

in Working a Democratic Constitution: A History of the Indian Experience

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195656107
eISBN:
9780199080397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195656107.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes the government's pressures on judicial authority in two great cases — the attempt to overturn the ‘basic structure’ doctrine — and the transfer of high court judges. Prime ... More


The Judiciary in Decline: The System's Prestige at its Lowest Since Inception 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0068
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the reasons for the decline in the prestige of the judiciary since the introduction of the present system of judicial administration by the British. One of the big factors ... More


The Judges' Case 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0077
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The article examines the Court's opinion on the president's reference to the court, on nine questions, delivered by Justice Bharucha on 28th October, 1998. The president's reference consisted on nine ... More


The Schuster Era: High Policy

Robert Stevens

in The Independence of the Judiciary: The View from the Lord Chancellor's Office

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262633
eISBN:
9780191682377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262633.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

While Muir Mackenzie was far more than the ‘postman’ he pretended to be, there is little doubt that his was something of a passive role — especially in his later years. In these years, he humoured ... 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


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