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Judges of the Supreme Court of India1950 - 1989$
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George H. Gadbois, Jr

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780198070610

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.001.0001

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States of Birth

States of Birth

(p.352) V States of Birth
Judges of the Supreme Court of India

George H. Gadbois, Jr

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the states of birth of the judges. The ninety-three judges were born in sixteen of the twenty-five states which existed in the 1980s. Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra are underrepresented. This is largely because three of the eleven judges who served on the Allahabad High Court were not born in Uttar Pradesh, and four of the Bombay High Court judges were born in today’s Gujarat and a fifth in Karnataka. Punjab is overrepresented, largely because its ten include three who were born in today’s Pakistan and another in Burma. The most notably underrepresented state is Rajasthan. There is no evidence that states controlled by a party different from the party that controlled the Centre received fewer judgeships. In most instances, the judge was first appointed to the high court of his state of birth, and seventy-two came to the SCI directly from his home or parent high court.

Keywords:   Supreme Court of India, Punjab, Rajasthan, high court, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bombay High Court

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