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Raju Z Moray

Raju Z Moray is an advocate who practices law in the Bombay High Court when not puncturing bloated egos while the Freedom of Expression is still a Fundamental Right! He is the creator of 'Gobble D. Gook', his alter-ego, who figured in the 'Court Jester' columns of 'The Lawyers'. An anthology of all those delightful articles is available from https://www.instamojo.com/AbsoluteGuilt/court-jester-by-advocate-raju-z-moray/ Gobble D. Gook now inspires Adv. Moray to pen "Law-mericks" for 'The Leaflet'.



Law-merick: Beware the ides of March!

The "doctrine of legitimate expectation" does not seem to apply to those who never tire of preaching it to everyone else. Judges moving into the Apex Court's Collegium can be like Jupiter moving into the lucky signs of aspiring judicial horoscopes bestowing unexpected grace upon them to facilitate their quick elevation to the Court of Supreme Wisdom.

February 2,2019


Law-merick: In memory of those who always lose the plot

Gook wonders if the real dishoused ever get heard when plots reserved for them are unscrupulously swallowed whole by pot-bellied politicians and power-crazed Milords..

February 1,2019


Law-merick: Why throw 'Gold Mohurs' at every penny?

While various High Courts framed rules based on the ruling, those who loved the "square gown" started thinking of ways and means to add up more points or marks to their tally. Suddenly, some aspirants became public-spirited and began volunteering for pro bono work, while others who struggled to draft a praecipe began submitting learned articles to legal journals, a feat inter alia achieved by engaging studious interns to do research and prepare draft articles!

January 30,2019


Law-merick: Has Aadhaar really passed the test?

Gook wonders while the Supreme Court upholds Aadhaar Act with several clauses deleted and/or read down, and as Justice DY Chandrachud dissents, has the Executive’s zest been put on a leash?

September 26,2018


Law-merick: Whither freedom of speech, Milords?

In what could at worst have been a bailable offence, the local court remanded the Canadian student protestor Lois Sofia to judicial custody for 15 days! She was later let off, but the fact that merely using the F-word now lands one in jail, is something to ponder on.

September 15,2018


Law-merick: At the Baron’s bash

Once upon a time, a Milord from a neighbouring State strayed into Gook's favourite High Court as its Chief Justice so that he could relax and enjoy the good times for a few months before he was ready to be placed as a decoration on some Commission post-retirement.

September 15,2018


Law-merick: 377 is dead, never mind the nitty-gritty

Gobble D Gook is rather happy with the Supreme Court judgment decriminalising homosexuality and reading down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.

September 6,2018


Law-merick: What, no photos of God?

Gobble D Gook read with great interest the newspaper reports on the questions asked by the policemen who were conducting a search of Professor Satyanarayana's home in Hyderabad just because he happened to be Varavara Rao's son-in-law.

September 4,2018


Law-merick: Any Argumentative Indian is a Naxalite!

All of them were/are articulate activists. They all have their distinct voices. And these voices are capable of resonating far and wide, and strike an emphatic chord in people's hearts. This Law-merick is Gook's trumpet in support of all such dissenting voices!

August 30,2018


Law-merick: Whither independence?

It's the 72nd Independence Day today, August 15, 2018 — and Gobble D Gook is ready with his poetic wisdom.

August 15,2018


Law-merick: Our Supreme Court is Ayyappa

Gobble D Gook, whose love for the preposterous is well known, was very impressed by an argument advanced by an intervener too upset that the ‘celibate’ lord god might get distracted by the mere presence of his female devotees.

August 5,2018

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