ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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An Empirical Study of the Supreme Court's Composition

There are hardly any data-based studies that tell us who Indian Supreme Court judges are, or where they come from. A study on the composition of the Supreme Court between July 1985 and May 2010 reveals continuity with little change, compared to information collated in the late 1960s. So even if variations emerge in the age at which justices have been appointed to the Supreme Court or in the manner in which some states have been allocated "seats" or in the number of justices who have studied abroad, very few women have become Supreme Court judges.

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