In this post, the author has made an endeavour to survey the decisions rendered by the High Court of Calcutta on the issue of maintainability of writ petitions against Andrew Yule Co. Ltd. and explore the law of precedent, while doing so.
In this bonus episode of TCLF One-On-One, we are in conversation with Ms. Mary Prior QC, a member of 36 Group, UK and a Board of Advisor member at TCLF. She talks abbout ensuring better women representation in law, qualities that differentiate ordinary lawyers from extraordinary and dealing with vulnerable people.
In our latest two part blog post, Akshita Tiwary (a 2nd year law student at Government Law College, Mumbai) writes on the controversy surrounding former CJ Ranjan Gogoi’s nomination to the Rajya Sabha. Part II of the post attempts to analyse Constituent Assembly debates regarding independence of judiciary, the 14th Law Commission Report which advises against such appointments, the appreciation that the news has received and a conclusion.
In our latest two part blog post, Akshita Tiwary (a 2nd year law student at Government Law College, Mumbai) writes on the controversy surrounding former CJ Ranjan Gogoi’s nomination to the Rajya Sabha.
Part I of the post provides a brief introduction, draws a link with similar appointments in the past and mentions certain reasons behind the criticism of the nomination.
“There is no doubt that a judgment, an order or the whole decision-making process can be criticised on merits but can legal errors committed by a judge constitute judicial misconduct? If yes, when can legitimate questions regarding the breach of judicial integrity be raised on the basis of legal errors committed by a judge? Further, can mere suspicion lead to the establishment of judicial misconduct?”