A Critical Study on the Power of the Supreme Court in matters of Contempt of Court

  • Thirunavukkarasu P. ,
  • Mathanisha N. ,
  • Harini C. and Oviya
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  • Thirunavukkarasu P.

    Student at Saveetha School of Law, India

  • Mathanisha N.

    Student at Saveetha School of Law, India

  • Harini C.

    Student at Saveetha School of Law, India

  • Oviya

    Student at Saveetha School of Law, India

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A critical study on the power of the Supreme Court in contempt of court matters involves examining legal precedents, jurisdiction and the balance between upholding judicial dignity and the protecting of free speech. It requires a thorough analysis of cases and scholarly articles on contempt law to understand the evolving dynamics of this judicial authority. The aim of the study is To know the power of the contempt of court and To analyze whether the public perceives the Supreme Court’s action in the contempt cases . It also studies whether the courts contempt powers infringe on freedom of speech.The type of research adopted here is the empirical research. A total of 200 samples have been collected. The samples have been collected through a non-probability- convenient sampling method. The sample frame taken here is through online, in and around Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The independent variables are age, gender, marital status, and educational qualification. The dependent variables are contempt of court, judicial accountability etc. The opinion of the respondents that power of contempt of court is statutory law and 19.50% of the respondents have chosen the statutory law and 4% has chosen the amendment of the constitution is the major finding.In conclusion, the critical study on the power of the Supreme Court in the matter of contempt of court has provided valuable insights into public perceptions and attitudes towards this crucial aspect of judicial authority. The survey results indicate a nuanced understanding among respondents regarding the sources of court power.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 1072 - 1091

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.116819

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