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Should Judges Go By Rule Of Law Or RulersShould Judges Go By Rule Of Law Or Rulers' Law?

'The power of transfer is a highly dangerous power involving great hardship and, injury to the judge transferred including a stigma on his reputation in cases where the transfer is not effected...

Violence Against Doctors- A Zero Tolerance Approach
Violence Against Doctors- A Zero Tolerance Approach

WHY A CENTRAL LAW? The Indian Medical Association ( IMA) has repeatedly appealed to the central government to draft a comprehensive Central law for the protection of doctors against assault ...

Ramjethmalani (Photo:The Hindu)
Ram Jethmalani And The Emergency

Mr. Ram Jethmalani was the Chairman of the Bar Council of India during the most tumultuous period (1970-1976) for judiciary and democracy in contemporary Indian history. Under his stewardship,...

Chidambaram And The Law
Chidambaram And The Law

It was on 21 August that P. Chidambaram was arrested in the INX Media case. He was sent to judicial custody later, after prolonged custodial interrogation. The allegations relate to anomalies in...

Jethmalani:The Beacon of Criminal Law
Jethmalani:The Beacon of Criminal Law

On 21.9.1994, my first day in the Supreme Court, I had an opportunity to meet Mr. Ram Jethmalani. As a wide-eyed young lawyer from a small town, it was a dream come true to have the Doyen of Criminal...

Degree Of Dignity And Accountability Of Ministers
Degree Of Dignity And Accountability Of Ministers

If an unrecognized foreign private university confers honorary doctorate D.Litt or D.Sc., on a politician in power, can he become 'Doctor' so and so?Can he take oath of office as a Minister in...

Transfer of Judges : A Study In Arbitrariness
Transfer of Judges : A Study In Arbitrariness

The arbitrary nature of functioning of the Supreme Court collegium has yet again come under public scanner, with reports about the decision of Madras High Court Chief Justice V K Tahilramani to...

Habeas Corpus Hearings : Then & Now
Habeas Corpus Hearings : Then & Now

The great constitutional theorist A.V. Dicey said about the Habeas corpus writs that while they 'declare no principle and define no rights, but they are for practical purposes worth a hundred...

Making Judicial Infrastructure In India Sustainable
Making Judicial Infrastructure In India Sustainable

Access to justice is often centred on legal issues of accessibility for litigants rather than a discussion on the court's physical infrastructure itself. Easy access to courts is very integral to...

Not Judge, But A Journalist Should Lead Press Council
Not Judge, But A Journalist Should Lead Press Council

When the Medical Council is headed by a Doctor and Bar Council of India is chaired by a professional advocate, why a Journalist is not chosen to guide the Press Council? Law and logic totally fail to...

Judicial Abdication In Kashmir Habeas Petitions
Judicial Abdication In Kashmir Habeas Petitions

The habeas corpus writ is known as the 'great writ of liberty', as it seeks the immediate protection of personal liberty from the excesses of State power.But the orders passed by the Supreme Court on...

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