8 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2008 Last revised: 12 Jul 2008
Date Written: July 8, 2008
Judicial activism has always been a source of heated debate, especially in the light of recent developments in this regard. Over the last few years with various controversial decisions, judges of the Supreme Court as well as various High Courts have once again triggered off the debate that has always generated a lot of heat. But still, what the term "judicial activism" actually connotes is still a mystery. From the inception of legal history till date, various critics have given various definitions of judicial activism, which are not only different but also contradictory. This is an attempt to bring out the exact connotation of "judicial activism" and to find out its effects on today's changing society.
Keywords: Judicial activism, connotation, public interest litigations, Supreme Court, controversies
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