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The Legal Duties of Judges

Jeffrey Brand-Ballard

in Limits of Legality: The Ethics of Lawless Judging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195342291
eISBN:
9780199867011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342291.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines whether judges have a legal duty to apply the law correctly—to obey certain adherence rules. Various sources of legal authority on the question are examined, including codes of ... More


Accountability of Judges

Sudhanshu Ranjan

in Justice versus Judiciary: Justice Enthroned or Entangled in India?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199490493
eISBN:
9780199096275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199490493.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Judges are not above the law. Like the other institutions of the State, the judiciary must be accountable. Chief Justice Edward Coke told King James I point blank that was not above the law and ... More


Conclusion

Jeffrey Brand-Ballard

in Limits of Legality: The Ethics of Lawless Judging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195342291
eISBN:
9780199867011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342291.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter summarizes the previous chapters and explains how selective optimization casts doubt on the legalistic rhetoric that is common to lawyers, judges, and critics of the bench. The case is ... More


Tackling Judicial Delinquency 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/9780195678291.003.0067
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines judicial delinquency in India. Chief Justice Sabyasachi Mukharji observed that there is human devaluation and crisis of character in this judicial crisis. The devaluation was ... More


The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

Kenneth Robert Janken

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624839
eISBN:
9781469624853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624839.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The case of the Wilmington Ten is one of the most egregious instances of injustice and political repression from the post-World War II Black Freedom Struggle. In February 1971, racial tension ... More


Judicial Crises

Po Jen Yap

in Constitutional Dialogue in Common Law Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198736370
eISBN:
9780191799969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736370.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines judicial crises in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore, where monumental standoffs between the legislature/executive and judiciary shaped the current constitutional relationship ... More


Justice versus Judiciary: Justice Enthroned or Entangled in India?

Sudhanshu Ranjan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199490493
eISBN:
9780199096275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199490493.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

A pathbreaking work on judicial accountability and independence. The work is remarkable for its extraordinary erudition as well as its straightforwardness. The author has the exemplary courage to ... More


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