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Rajeev Dhavan

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Paying Court To Top Arbiters

Paying Court To Top Arbiters

Jul 25, 2018

A schematic examination of Supreme Court judges, and their rivalries, takes the list till 1989, but ignores inner workings, motives and the disturbing present

Let The Gavel Fall Softly

Let The Gavel Fall Softly

Mar 30, 2017

Justice Karnan’s transgressions demanded a stern internal chastening. The Supreme Court’s use of its contempt power is worrying.

Reform Thyself, Learned Judges

Reform Thyself, Learned Judges

Sep 15, 2016

In a democracy, judges being disciplined by the executive is not an option because it defies the basic principle­ of separation of powers

A Shot Of ‘Presidential’ Tyranny

A Shot Of ‘Presidential’ Tyranny

Apr 01, 2016

If the Centre can function without President’s rule, surely the states too can. So why do we still have Article 356 in our Constitution?

Napoleonic Democracy

Napoleonic Democracy

Sep 20, 2013

A pre-poll PM candidate hurts the polity, promotes personality cult

Cross The Bar

Cross The Bar

Oct 07, 2011

Accounts like this are not only rare but essential. We need to know this seamy side of the law—first as anecdotal farce; then as discordant tragedy.

Ban, Burn, Destroy

Ban, Burn, Destroy

Jan 23, 2004

Governance has been abandoned to mob intimidation at the price of free speech. The law — even in its width — was intended to outlaw malicious speech, which intended disruption. Today the disrupters claim a sensitivity that they do not possess and a p

Textbooks And Communalism

Textbooks And Communalism

Feb 13, 2002

Manipulating textbooks for children is unacceptable. India has suffered enough communalism. Leave textbooks alone.

An Imperial Hangover

An Imperial Hangover

Oct 03, 1998

Justice And Opacity

Justice And Opacity

Sep 06, 1997

Congress and the judiciary—a crucial story that remains untold

Caught In A Mid-life Crisis

Caught In A Mid-life Crisis

Dec 25, 1995

Increasingly called upon to intervene in a host of issues, the Supreme Court has become sharply divided as it passes a series of historic judgements

Debilitating Enactment

Debilitating Enactment

Dec 18, 1995

The new privacy law may choke information    

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