With the publishing of SCCTM1950-68, Supreme Court Cases promises to fulfill a long felt need for a single, complete and reliable source of the entire Supreme Court case law. With the reporting of the judgments of 1950-68, that have shaped the present Indian jurisprudence, Supreme Court CasesTM now becomes the most comprehensive and accurate reference of Supreme Court case-law anywhere.
Nearly 70 Not Reported Judgments, are reported in just the first four volumes of the years 1950 to 1952.
The volumes of SCCTM 1950-1968 will not only report non-reportable judgments but also many unreported judgments for the first time which are not available in any of the currently available main law reports. The quantum of such Not Reported Judgments is apparent from the Comparative Table given in each of the volumes.
Why SCCTM 1950-68 is of great value
1. The most complete set of Supreme Court case-law from 1950 till date The complete SCCTM set from 1950 till date now provides all the case-law of the Supreme Court since the founding of the Indian Supreme Court, starting from the first case heard in the Republic of India, till present time- it is truly a one-stop-shop for the entire Supreme Court case law, filling the gap where a dire need of a quality law report like SCCTM was always felt. Now, one complete set of Supreme Court CasesTM will be enough to access the complete Supreme Court case-law. SCCTM is your exclusive repository of Supreme Court case-law.
2. Trademark quality of SCCTM maintained, cite with confidence The untiring efforts that are taken to maintain the precision and accuracy for which SCCTM is well-known and well-accepted, has been maintained as the core DNA of the SCCTM 1950-68 as well. So, you can cite from these volumes in court with the same confidence as you have while citing from any other SCCTM volumes available with you before.
3. Comparing precedential value between later and former decisions Date-wise reporting of cases in chronological order, to help ascertain the later cases which affect precedential value of former cases.
4.Cross-reference to current new statutes which repealed earlier statutes in force during 1950-1968. One can immediately get from the headnote the reference of the new statute from the old statute reference. This will help locate cases under the repealed Acts from corresponding provisions of the new Acts currently in force.
5.All cases of any one year are reported in a single volume or set of volumes for easy reference.
Time tested features of SCCTM now incorporated in SCCTM 1950-68 also
* Exhaustiveness of SCCTM Headnotes SCCTM 1950-68 contains headnotes that have been prepared after thorough and careful analysis ensuring that no point of law is missed - maximum rulings from each case, intelligently classified topic-wise and statute-wise, in the subject index alongwith multiple cross-references making them conveniently accessible to the reader. Many hitherto unknown rulings have been extracted.
*Editorial Notes| Incisive editorial notes in important judgments reported elaborate upon the subsequent treatment of cases pronounced over the years or provide valuable clarificatory inputs.
* Comparative tables Since many cases were reported in later years in the other journals, care has been taken to provide their reverse comparative tables for locating such cases in the proper designated SCCTM volume governed by its date of decision.
* Index Well-crafted, detailed Index System with sub-divisions up to several levels enables pinpointed access to the exact rulings sought for within SCCTM.
* Bench strength printed at the beginning of each case, is indicative of its precedential binding value.
* Prominent mention of overruled cases and rulings.
* Cross-citations and additional references to the judgments cited makes the search for rulings easy and convenient.
* Complete annotation of cited cases whether relied, followed, distinguishable or overruled, etc.
* Aesthetic Excellence Each volume is beautifully bound in foam leather and labelled with gilt edged labels. The volumes of the Supreme Court CasesTM 1950-68 provide a professional ambience and uniformity to your library and also equip you with an edge over your competitors. Excellent paper, printing and binding makes this publication a useful and prudent investment.
Commendations See Supreme Court CasesTM 1950 Vol. 1 for complete letters "Any effort to recollect and consolidate our rich jurisprudential heritage is always appreciable...I believe that it would set new standards in legal reporting and I am sure that the Bar and the Bench will equally welcome such an endeavour." Justice N.V. Ramana, Former Chief Justice of India
"The volumes are beautifully bound in leather. with clear print on quality paper. as is the norm for SCC...The publication of these volumes will complete the coverage by SCC of all judgments - reported or unreported, of the Supreme Court. Courts and lawyers should find this coverage useful." Justice Sujata Manohar Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
"The meticulously prepared Editor's Notes amply reflect the painstaking efforts to blend legislative changes and judicial views...The volumes are bound to find their places alongside the SCC volumes currently published in the libraries of lovers of law globally." Justice Arijit Pasayat, Former Judge. Supreme Court of India
"As usual with SCC, the present series will have all features like detailed analytical head notes, cross reference of cases as also statutes (old and new)...Editorial notes will provide valuable and useful inputs. I have no doubt that the Publication would be of immense help to all Lawyers, Judges, Law Students and Public at large." Justice C.K. Thakker Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
"The Eastern Book Company by publishing the SCC from 1950-1968 would be rendering a yeomen service to the entire legal fraternity, particularly the lawyers and judges. Now by purchasing one set of SCC all the cases pronounced by the Supreme Court since its inception with all special features would be available to all." Justice Dalveer Bhandari, Judge, International Court of Justice and Former Judge, Supreme Court of India "Two features of new batch of volumes covering the early years of the Supreme Court stand out. One is the reporting of several decisions which have never been reported in any other law reports. The second is the value addition by way of editorial notes in several important decisions, which either explain how those decisions were dealt with in later cases or provide valuable clarificatory inputs." Justice R.V. Raveendran Former Judge. Supreme Court of India