The law is an example of what effect dragnet laws can cause. It resulted in courts reeling with bail cases and yet, legisprudence and demosprudence seem indifferent to how the laws they make will work in life.
The fabled mythical horse, Pegasus, continues flying since I surveyed the equestrian jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of India (see Baxi, India Legal, November 1, 2021). The winged horse has appeared again, this time round in faraway California.
Relations between the Bench and the Bar, at least in the common law adversarial system, are always strained by the dynamics of operation of the “winner-takes-it-all” principle. Each side has a will to win, but in the final result, only one can succeed and other must lose.