Demands for Structural Changes in the Supreme Court of India: A Historical Overview (Part 2)

In part 2 of this two-part series, the author examines the history behind the demand for the setting up of regional branches of the Supreme Court of India, and links it to present day empirical studies on the correlation between geographical proximity to the Supreme Court and disproportionate access to justice.

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Reforming the Roster: Looking Beyond the Borders

In this article, the authors critique the present Roster System at the Supreme Court of India, and question the authority vested in the role of the Chief Justice of India as the ‘Master of the Roster’ in the course of judicial appointments. Comparative analysis is made with appointment systems around the world, with suggestions towards reform being provided for the betterment of justice delivery in India.

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Explainer: Contempt Of Court – The Case Of Prashant Bhushan

This article presents an account of the recent conviction of Advocate Prashant Bhushan in a case of criminal contempt by the Supreme Court. The conviction of Mr. Bhushan over his two tweets critical about the functioning of the Supreme Court has attracted multiple responses from activists, lawyers, judges, etc. and has also invited challenges to the constitutionality of the provisions under the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971. Thus, it becomes pertinent to dwell into the case to evaluate its relevance and its repercussions on the contempt law in the future.

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Indian Journal of Constitutional Law, NALSAR releases Vol 9 (2020) | A Mélange of Scholarship on Indian and Comparative Constitutional Law Issues

[Ed Note: We are happy to report the release of IJCL’s Vol. 9 (2020). This Volume of the Journal seems quite promising with 11 pieces in the form of 7 Articles, 2 Essays and 2 …

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