Nick Robinson on India’s Supreme Court

news August 01, 2023
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Nick Robinson, a CLP resident research fellow from 2013-2016, was quoted in the BBC on India’s Supreme Court and in particular, the large backlog of cases the Court deals with. As the article writes:

Mr Robinson believes the backlog in cases had “long distanced the court” from its core goals. “Hearing so many ordinary cases isn’t a requirement of the Constitution, but is a choice the court had actively decided to make”.

The court, he says, is “balancing different competing interests around access, correcting errors made by high courts, and setting out clear and authoritative precedent on major legal issues”.