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Shekhar Gupta: Put the dog down

A Supreme Court bench faces both flak and praise for not letting a 24-year-old lead life her own way

Shekhar Gupta 

Shekhar Gupta The name Judy Sheindlin won’t ring a bell with most Indians. It might register on some if we said Judge Judy instead. Particularly on those who've lived in America or vicariously live the American life by watching their unique reality TV genre of arbitration court dramas. Judge Judy, anchored by Judy Sheindlin, a retired Manhattan family court judge, is a chart-topping success, in its 21st uninterrupted year. It involves rivals bringing small disputes to her on live TV after signing a contract to accept her verdict. All that's very fine, and very American. But why are ...

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First Published: Fri, August 18 2017. 20:32 IST
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