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Public Interest Litigation and the Transformation of the Supreme Court of India


Manoj Mate


Whittier Law School

October 6, 2013

Consequential Courts: Judicial Roles in Global Perspective (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013)

Abstract:     
This article analyzes the expansion of the power of the Supreme Court in India, by tracing the development of Public Interest Litigation (PIL). It examines how the Indian Supreme Court, through PIL, was able to dramatically expand its role in the governance of the polity, by intervening and challenging key governance failures by the other branches of Indian government. The article then seeks to provide an explanatory account of how the Indian Court was able to expand its power through greater activism and assertiveness in governance decisions.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 36

Keywords: Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law, Public Law

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Date posted: August 1, 2013 ; Last revised: October 7, 2013

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Mate, Manoj, Public Interest Litigation and the Transformation of the Supreme Court of India (October 6, 2013). Consequential Courts: Judicial Roles in Global Perspective (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2285654

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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States
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