Justice RM Lodha and Justice BS Chauhan - a “Supreme” Court of unique contrast

Murali Krishnan October 8 2014

On September 27 this year, Justice RM Lodha retired as the forty-first Chief Justice of India (CJI). In my short stint as a journalist in the Supreme Court, during which time two other CJIs retired, Justice Lodha was given the most heartfelt farewell given to any of the CJIs; there was absolutely no pretence on the part of the Bar.

As his successor Justice HL Dattu put it, Justice Lodha was a “man on mission". However, any debate on what sets him apart would invariably turn . . .

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