I am Ram Jethmalani, superstar counsel
Quiz : See the end of the post. Do you know the other case that keeps Ram Jethmalani busy today ?
Dont worry, I wont inflict my opinion about the Jessica Lall case on my hapless readers. There is plenty of coverage about that on the blogosphere, heres a couple.
- License to Hic at http://vivekspace.wordpress.com/2006/11/09/like-a-movie/
- To each his own at http://sakshijuneja.com/blog/2006/11/03/devil’s-advocate-mr-ram-jethmalani
- Mumbai Girl at http://mumbaigirl.wordpress.com/2006/11/03/manu-sharma-and-the-right-to-a-defence/
- Confused at http://retributions.wordpress.com/2006/11/03/the-best-defence-of-the-law/
I will focus on only one point. Why is everyone worked up over Ram Jethmalani representing Manu Sharma ? Lets say, if a certain Supreme Court advocate Krishna Singh had taken up this case, would we see the same outrage ? What if the said Krishna Singh had followed the same defence tactics ?
Lets step back a bit and address a more fundamental question. Does the presence of a superstar lawyer mean that the accused is more likely to be guilty ? Is Manu Sharma playing foul by shelling out crores and hiring this wizard of “legal points” ?
Now the quiz.
If you are so worked up over a single superstar lawyer representing a client, you might want to answer this quiz.
Not just one but the top three supreme court superstar lawyers Ram Jethmalani, Soli Sorabjee, and TR Andhyarujina were all hired recently to defend a single case , can you tell us which one ?
Soli Sorabjee and Ram Jethmalani have fought countless legendary legal battles in the Supreme Court against each other, what is the case that puts them on the same team ?
Answer in the comments section later.