Today’s Indian Express carries a thoughtful Op-ed piece by Bimal Jalan on the continuing controversy about the proper roles of the judiciary and the legislature in our constitutional democracy. Jalan carries forward a tradition of prominent Indian economists who have gone on to careers in government, and is currently a nominated Rajya Sabha MP. (His…

A couple of weeks ago, after following the confirmation hearings of Judge (now Chief Justice) John Roberts before the U.S. Senate, I had commentedupon the need for assessing the legacy of Chief Justice Lahoti. I thank Promod Nair (who we hope will agree to guest blog for us soon) for sending me Harish Khare’s recent…