Understanding our SC: Composition & Other Things

In a recent post on this blog, Abhinav Chandrachud discussed his recent study of the Supreme Court’s composition (1985-2010) (published in the Economic & Political Weekly). In an article in the current issue of the Economic & Political Weekly (available here), Sudhir Krishnaswamy and I reflect upon Chandrachud’s piece, how the data collected can be useful, and the ways in which one can develop an institutional sociology or realist analysis of Supreme Court decision-making.

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