Why should there be consistency
In how the majestic courts decide?
It depends on so many factors
Including who appears on which side
“Every case is different” says Milord
Why should decisions be the same?
Provide us valid grounds for bail
Instead of repeating arguments lame
How can we take anything lightly
When it falls from counsel for State
Petitioners must therefore convince us
Or resign themselves to their fate
All journalists can never be equal
Can an unknown equal a celebrity?
We use our own supreme method
To apportion liberty and equality!
We don’t sit on this mighty bench
To advise senior lawyers what to do
Let them read the full Constitution
And not just harp on Article 32
If you shy away from High Courts
Those Milords will be short of work
Thus we relegate you with noble aim
Not with any intention to shirk..
We are watchdogs guarding you
You must trust what we do is right
But if you start making fun of us
Our bark can be worse than our bite!
(Raju Z Moray is an advocate who practices law in the Bombay High Court when not puncturing bloated egos. He is the creator of ‘Gobble D. Gook’, his alter-ego, who figured in the ‘Court Jester’ columns of ‘The Lawyers’.)