M J Antony

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Coming soon! AI in Indian courts

Coming soon! AI in Indian courts

Rediff.com13 Jan 2020

'It is feared that AI can predict the outcome of a case once it is launched.' 'It knows the law, precedents and judicial thinking better.' 'If AI becomes too common, clients will start using the software to measure the chance of success of their cases,' says M J Antony.

Civic authorities can be criminally prosecuted

Civic authorities can be criminally prosecuted

Rediff.com9 Jan 2020

The big question is whether the regulators will have the courage to prosecute the bigwigs in the cities.

How Modi 2.0 can revamp the judiciary

How Modi 2.0 can revamp the judiciary

Rediff.com7 Jun 2019

The momentum created by the landslide victory of the ruling party should be utilised to carry forward reforms in the legal field, says M J Antony.

Challenges await the Supreme Court

Challenges await the Supreme Court

Rediff.com31 Jan 2019

'After each election the losers troop to the court with various objections. The general election will not be different.' 'It could be worse if there is no clear majority and the President has to invite the party with the largest number to form the government,' points out M J Antony.

What the Supreme Court told us this year

What the Supreme Court told us this year

Rediff.com31 Dec 2018

From Rafale relief to heat on realtors, 10 landmark Supreme Court judgments in 2018.

How this judge is shaping India's future with 'minority views'

How this judge is shaping India's future with 'minority views'

Rediff.com5 Oct 2018

Since Justice D Y Chandrachud is one of the youngest on the bench and is slated to become the Chief Justice of India on the seniority principle, his views have special significance for the future, says M J Antony.

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi: A rebel with a cause

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi: A rebel with a cause

Rediff.com3 Oct 2018

Having declared democracy in danger at a famous press conference in January, the newly sworn-in chief justice's stint of 1 year and 44 days will be keenly watched for what he does to defend this ideal

How babus yearn to wear the judicial hat in tribunals

How babus yearn to wear the judicial hat in tribunals

Rediff.com7 Jun 2018

'Experience of administration may make a member of civil service a good administrator but not necessarily an able and impartial adjudicator,' observes the Supreme Court.

Justice Gogoi's competence is unquestioned

Justice Gogoi's competence is unquestioned

Rediff.com9 Apr 2018

Who is the judge next in line to be Chief Justice of India? M J Antony tells us about Justice Gogoi who has put 'discharging a debt to the nation' above the prospect of being the next CJI.

SC bars foreign law cos, advocates from practising in India

SC bars foreign law cos, advocates from practising in India

Rediff.com14 Mar 2018

The apex court, however, said foreign lawyers could not be barred from coming to India and conduct international commercial arbitration proceedings.

The People's Judge

The People's Judge

Rediff.com5 Dec 2017

The 70-year-old is so unassuming that it is reported that he has not removed the name plate in his ancestral home in Jodhpur that reads, 'Judge, Supreme Court'.

From April 1 vehicle owners will have to switch to BS-IV

From April 1 vehicle owners will have to switch to BS-IV

Rediff.com21 Mar 2017

Most of the leading vehicle manufacturers were before the court, though their stand was not identical and sometimes contradictory.

2016: 10 judgments that changed India

2016: 10 judgments that changed India

Rediff.com29 Dec 2016

M J Antony reviews some of the most notable cases of the year.

Litigation that brings a bad name to country

Litigation that brings a bad name to country

Rediff.com14 Sep 2016

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of ACC Cement, ruling that if a product is manufactured by one firm and sold by another with the latter's brand name, that sale would attract sales tax, not the first transaction.

Turning a mirror to judiciary

Turning a mirror to judiciary

Rediff.com10 May 2016

The CJs' conclave didn't touch core issues and remedies within their reach, says M J Antony.

How some SC judgements changed the game for corporate India

How some SC judgements changed the game for corporate India

Rediff.com28 Dec 2015

The 1995 judgment in the Union of India vs Cricket Association of Bengal case emphasised that free speech is essential for a successful democracy and citizens must have a plurality of views and a range of opinions on all public issues, says M J Antony.

New Chief Justice of India has his task cut out

New Chief Justice of India has his task cut out

Rediff.com5 Nov 2015

With a term ending in January 2017, he has to move fast to tackle the tough tasks cut out for him, says M J Antony.

Burdens the Supreme Court must shed

Burdens the Supreme Court must shed

Rediff.com4 Nov 2015

The power of judicial review is being stretched to breaking point.

Bounced cheque: Company need not be accused

Bounced cheque: Company need not be accused

Rediff.com27 Jul 2015

Bombay High Court view opposed to this was wrong.

Why our judiciary continues to ail

Why our judiciary continues to ail

Rediff.com22 Apr 2015

The recent meeting of chief justices and chief ministers skirted vital issues, which could have helped in improving the efficiency in the functioning of courts

Courts weighed down by flab?

Courts weighed down by flab?

Rediff.com10 Sep 2014

Supreme Court must be less ambitious in the issues it chooses to take up, says M J Antony

Courts weighed down by flab?

Courts weighed down by flab?

Rediff.com10 Sep 2014

Supreme Court must be less ambitious in the issues it chooses to take up, says M J Antony

Time for more justice, less laws

Time for more justice, less laws

Rediff.com18 Jun 2014

The government must get rid of the clutter of old, obsolete laws.

Judicially inappropriate speech

Judicially inappropriate speech

Rediff.com18 Dec 2013

Supreme Court advises temperance in criticising judges who make bona fide errors, says M J Antony

Sittings of constitution benches have become a rarity

Sittings of constitution benches have become a rarity

Rediff.com20 Nov 2013

Constitutional questions referred to larger benches of the Supreme Court long ago have literally gathered dust, says M J Antony