Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Chief Justice DY Chandrachud on November 4 said the legislature can enact a fresh law to cure a deficiency in a judgment but it cannot directly overrule it.
Speaking at an event in the national Capital, Chandrachud said judges don’t think about how the society would respond when they decide cases and that is the difference between the elected arm of the Government and the judiciary.
“There is a dividing line between what the legislature can do, and what the legislature can’t do when there is a judgment of the court. If a judgment decides a particular issue and it points out a deficiency in law, it is always open for the legislature to enact a fresh law to cure the deficiency,” the CJI said.
“What the legislature cannot do is to say that we think the judgment is wrong and therefore we overrule the judgment. The judgment of a court cannot be directly overruled by the legislature,” the CJI said.