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Supreme Court on Contempt of Court (1950 to 2019)


This comprehensive and exhaustive Digest on the important subject of CONTEMPT OF COURT, is a complete source for the entire case-law on the subject, from 1950 to 2019* as laid down by the Supreme Court. The topic of Contempt of Court is governed by a principal statute and Articles 129 and 215 of the constitution. The digest provides the complete statutory text of Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 (as amended upto Act 70 of 1971). The Digest has been conceived and planned on the time-tested SCC index system to enable the discovery of all the rulings, easily and quickly. A major reworking and re-analysis of the case law has been done, and the material recast topic-wise with a comprehensive classification, thus making the understanding of this area of law more intuitive and rational.Extensive cross-referencing has been provided from the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 to the various sub-topics which enables section-wise research of relevant case law. Topic headings and synopses have been frequently added to enable quick reference.


Another very useful feature of this Digest is that since digest notes on the same or similar points are naturally placed close to each other, by locating the digest notes on any known case from the Table of Cases Digested, other relevant rulings on that point can easily be located nearby. The regular features like cross-citation, annotations, editorial notes, Coram details and comments also continues.This systematic, analytical and comprehensive two volumes digest will be of immense use for the judiciary, wide range of legal professionals and members of the Bench.

Contents: 1. “Court” . 2. Nature and Scope. 3. Criminal Contempt. 4. Civil Contempt. 5. Maintainability. 6. Practice and Procedure. 7. Exercise of Contempt Jurisdiction. 8. Defences. 9. Punishment for Contempt. 10. Particular Statutes and Rules.

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Title Supreme Court on Contempt of Court (1950 to 2019)
Format Softcover
Date published: 07.08.2019
Edition 2nd ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789388822596
length 736p.