Jobs for Justice(s) - Corruption in the Supreme Court of India

The Indian judiciary bats for judicial independence. Wary of executive interference, judges ferociously protect their institutional turf. But does India’s judicial system suffer from an underhanded breach of judicial independence? Using a novel dataset of Supreme Court decisions between 1999 and 2014, and career trajectories of retired Supreme Court judges, this article finds that an increase in post-retirement appointments for judges to government positions acts as a powerful incentive for them to decide cases in favour of the State.

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Last Updated August 16, 2022, 08:41 (UTC)
Created March 20, 2022, 05:43 (UTC)
geography All India
published 2021-02-03T10:54:04.174302
sector Judiciary