Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Apoorva Mandhani November 13, 2018 8:13 am Change Font Size “For legal authority was there; but moral authority I had none, Plenty a texts have been written on the need for imbibing morality in law, and extricating judges from the shackles of blindly and strictly adhering to the law of the land without infusing any life into it. Most these texts are, however, penned by legal scholars viewing the unfurling of law from outside the system. The poem quoted above is therefore special, for it comes from a judge himself—a judge beautifully recalling a struggle that is often viewed as an occupational hazard that comes along with the gavel. The poem narrates the tale of the judge faced with the choice between punishing a poor tea seller for violating the law, or letting him off the hook for a crime that was merely the boy’s quest for earning an honest living. Bharat Chugh, the author of this poem, is currently a Partner Designate at Luthra & Luthra Partners. He graduated in law in 2011 and practiced independently as a litigator for close to two years. Thereafter, in 2013, at the age… Read full this story
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