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Judges should avoid writing lengthy Judgments
« on: December 29, 2012, 07:34:06 PM »
Judges should avoid writing lengthy Judgments
 We have noted with concern that the Special Court has unnecessarily spent valuable public time in writing the lengthy judgment for disposing of the claims of the appellants which, we feel, could have been decided by a brief but speaking orders. Brevity of orders on application of mind and not the length of the order is the criterion for adjudicating the rights of the parties which are otherwise subject to the decision of a civil court. It would be appreciated that the Designated Courts which are otherwise over-burdened shall refrain themselves from writing such unnecessary lengthy judgments and pass appropriate brief orders, surely dealing with all points, while adjudicating the claims of all the parties. At any rate we do not appreciate such lengthy orders for deciding interlocutory matters.

Supreme Court of India
Amina Ahmed Dossa & Ors vs State Of Maharashtra on 15 January, 2001
Author: Sethi
Bench: R.P.Sethi, K.T.Thomas