Supreme Court of India: The Beginnings

Hardcover | September 26, 2017

byGeorge H. Gadbois

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This work seeks to determine the roles played by the paramount judiciary in the Indian polity between 1937 and 1964. The discussion starts with an examination of the Federal Court, the establishment of which in 1937 brought into existence Indias first central judicial institution. After aconsideration of events leading to the creation of the Federal Court, the nature of its jurisdiction and representative decisions are analysed. Other matters considered include the relationship of the Federal Court with the Privy Council, and the unsuccessful efforts made to empower the FederalCourt with a jurisdiction to hear civil appeals. In addition, the major part of this work is devoted to the present Supreme Court of India, which replaced the Federal Court in 1950. After discussing the general features of the new judicial establishment, attention is focused upon the nature of itsreview powers and the manner in which the Court can exercise these powers. Against the background of debates in the Constituent Assembly that reflect the attitudes of the Constitution-makers towards judicial review, the important decisions which provoked clashes between the judges and politicianshave been analysed.

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This work seeks to determine the roles played by the paramount judiciary in the Indian polity between 1937 and 1964. The discussion starts with an examination of the Federal Court, the establishment of which in 1937 brought into existence Indias first central judicial institution. After aconsideration of events leading to the creation ...

George H. Gadbois, Jr. is a retired political scientist at the University of Kentucky, USA.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:September 26, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199472165

ISBN - 13:9780199472161

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction by Vikram Raghavan1. Evolution of the Federal Court of India2. The Federal Court of India: 193719503. The New Judicial Establishment4. Jurisdiction and Powers of the Supreme Court5. The Supreme Court in the Indian System of Government6. Judicial Review in a Modern Democratic Welfare State7. Summary and ConclusionsSelect BibliographyIndexAbout the Author