Powerful governments have attacked Judicial Independence
ABHINAV CHANDRACHUD recently graduated from the Stanford Law School with a doctoral degree. He is the author of Due Process of Law (EBC, 2011) and is writing a history of the Bombay High Court during the British Raj. His latest book, The Informal Constitution: Unwritten Criteria in Selecting Judges for the Supreme Court of India (OUP, 2014), is based on his interviews with 29 of the 96 judges who were appointed to the Supreme Court between 1989 and 2009. In this interview, he talks about his latest book and the controversy over the non-appointment of senior advocate Gopal Subramanium to the Supreme Court.