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NJAC judgment: Why the collegium system needs to go

Preserving trust in the SC is important. An expansion of its jurisdiction while restricting the process of appointment to itself does not behoove well

Apar Gupta

Increasing inflation and a lack of public trust in an incumbent government linger as elections are announced. The results are surprising, not as to the victor but the scale of the victory. Some commentators term them a clear mandate for economic recovery and reform. Standing in the path of this legislative agenda is a Supreme Court that has the power to interpret a constitution and strike down legislation.  Such negation comes with several positives that include judicial checks to protect constitutional freedoms.  To protect against such setbacks, a popular, recently elected ...