"I realise that some of my criticisms may be mistaken; but to refuse to criticize judgements for fear of being mistaken is to abandon criticism altogether... If any of my criticisms are found to be correct, the cause is served; and if any are found to be incorrect the very process of finding out my mistakes must lead to the discovery of the right reasons, or better reasons than I have been able to give, and the cause is served just as well."

-Mr. HM Seervai, Preface to the 1st ed., Constitutional Law of India.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

KKV's Proposal to Set up Four Apex Non-Constitutional Appellate Courts

Yesterday's The Hindu contained the first part of Senior Advocate, KK Venugopal's proposal for divesting the Supreme Court of its ordinary appellate functions and instead make it solely the apex court on constitutional matters. KKV also proposes the establishment of four Non-constitutional final appellate courts in different parts of India.

Link to the first part of the article was given in yesterday's post. The second part of the article can be accessed from here. Law Resource India blog has posted KKV's RK Jain Memorial Lecture titled  "Towards a Holistic Restructuring of the Supreme Court of India", where KKV had mooted this proposal.

The Law Commission report in which similar proposal was made can be accessed from here.

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