Judiciary

Lessons From S. Sushma v. Commissioner of Police: Beyond Judicial Training and Education

By | September 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Editor’s Note: In this post, Ishika Garg analyses the verdict of the Madras High Court in S. Sushma v. Commissioner of Police. The author argues that Justice Anand Venkatesh’s efforts of sensitisation as well as the progressive character of the judgment, highlight the importance of greater training in the judiciary to decide on cases pertaining [...]

Post-Retirement Appointment of Judges in India

By | May 5th, 2019|Adjudication and Judicial Process, Judicial Administration, Judicial Ethics, Supreme Court of India|

Editor’s Note: In this article, Namratha Murugeshan critically assesses the executive government’s power to appoint retired judges to tribunals and commissions (post-retirement appointments). She first underscores the impact that these post-retirement offers have on judicial independence and second, appraises the suitability of judges as members of tribunals. Recently Supreme Court Justice A.K. Sikri was caught [...]

Litigating away to an Island of Independence – an Illusion? (I of II)

By | April 20th, 2019|Bar Associations, Bar Council of India Rules, Litigation Practice, Success in Litigation, Tricks of the Trade, Young Lawyers|

In a two-part series, Abhijeet Singh Rawaley* writes about and tests the validity of the tag of independence that is often ascribed to a career in litigation. In this first part, he looks at the intra-profession influences on any practitioner. The second piece in this series will cover the extraneous influences that  litigators face in [...]

Judging as a Spiritual Journey | Justice Kannan

By | March 13th, 2017|Guest Speaker Series, High Court of Madras, High Court of Punjab and Haryana, Judicial Ethics|

Editor's Note: The common thread in Justice Kannan’s lecture was that the Law and the Truth are perfectly compatible. Entry into litigation is a spiritual cause and for him spirituality, is being transparent, truthful and even-handed. He stressed that one must not romanticize the judiciary, as it would disturb this balance of authority and virtue [...]