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Administering a Just Decision

age of the available surplus to be Ramaswamy incorrectly state (p 224). Similarly, in stressing the role of wage boards in prescribing wages in different industries, they overlook the important fact that wage boards as wage fixing bodies went out of use in the late sixties and since then most industrial wages are the result of direct employer- union negotiations and agreements. In fact, this development of the seventies is a major one in the context of collective bargaining as well as industrial relations in the country. The Rama- swamys, however, have not touched upon it at all. It is also rather masatis factory that they present statistics only upto the year 1975 although more recent ones were available by the time the book was published in 1981. It should not have been impossible for the statistical series to be updated even while the text was in press.

Appointment of Supreme Court Judges

Appointment of Supreme Court Judges S P Sathe Selection and Appointment of Supreme Court Judges: A Case Study by Rajeev Dhavan and Alice Jacob; N M Tripathi, Bombay 1978; pp viii + 125.

Forty-Fourth Constitutional Amendment

S P Sathe The Constitution (Forty-Fourth Amendment) Bill 1976, is due to be debated in Parliament. The present paper considers the proposed changes and their implications.

LEGAL EDUCATION-Is a National Law School Necessary

September 28, 1974 THE Bar Council of India has decided to start a National Law School with a view to improving the quality of legal education in the country. There is no doubt that legal education needs reform. But the creation of an elitist institution for a discipline like law when standards of legal education in general are so poor may have unanticipated and undesirable consequences. Any reform of legal education must he contemplated in the light of Indian conditions. Further, legal education cannot be considered in isolation but as part of higher education generally.

Who May Judge a Judge

Who May Judge a Judge?
S P Sathe Appointment of a Chief Justice by A R Antulay; Popular Prakashan, Bombay; pp 243; Rs 12.
Judicial Appointments by S Kumaramangalam; Oxford and IBM Publishing;

Supreme Court, Parliament and Constitution

S P Sathe Barring the first and the sixteenth amendments, all the other amendments which curtailed fundamental rights pertained to the right to property. The real controversy between Court and Parliament has thus been on the right to property.

The Privy Purse Judgment-Implications for the Future

Implications for the Future IT is well known that the Congress Party (even the undivided party was) has been committed to the abolition of privy purses. This is an item on its ten- point programme. The Constitution (Amendment) Bill seeking to abolish the privy purses was introduced in the Lok Sabha and was passed by it. It, however, failed by one vote (or more precisely, by one-third of a vote) to secure the requiredtwo-thirds majority for its admission in the Rajya Sabha. Thereafter the President issued an order on September 6, 1970 derecognising the rulers. The validity of this order was challenged by the rulers of eight former princely States

Freedom of Speech and Contempt of Court

Taking the Namboodiripad appeal case, in which the former Chief Minister of Kerala's conviction for contempt of court was confirmed, as a starting point, the author suggests that Indian courts are more zealous of their power to punish for contempt of court than they are about protecting the freedom of speech.

Right to Private Property-Some Issues

The conflict between the Supreme Court and Parliament on the extent of judicial control of govern- mental action vis-a-vis private property seems to have been settled, for the time being at least, in favour of the Court.


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