The last few weeks have been exciting ones for those of us who follow the constitutional politics which result whenever there are changes in personnel in Supreme Courts. The announced retirement of Justice O’Connor, the sudden death of Chief Justice Rehnquist, and the ongoing confirmation hearings of Judge John Roberts – all these have led…

In this recent convocation address delivered at the National Law School’s 13th Convocation, Montek Singh Ahluwalia notes that “Regulatory law is a relatively new development in India, and is likely to expand very considerably in the years ahead.”It is indeed surprising that relatively little scholarship has been devoted to regulation in legal circles in India,…

Today’s Indian Express carries an interesting column by a Mumbai based management consultant. The views expressed are a stimulating counterpoint to the conventional wisdom ( that the left parties are to blame for our current woes) that one finds repeatedly expressed in the contemporary media. Having said that, I found the columnist’s claim that “the…

There has been great hysteria over this anti-reservation judgment. Someone ought to do a calm, dispassionate analysis of this judgment to determine what exactly the Supreme Court ruled. The Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on educational law is a like a never-ending jigzaw puzzle game. It gets more complicated by the day because extra pieces are added…