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The judiciary should not try to act as a super legislature, Chief Justice of India S.H. Kapadia said Saturday. He also asked the political leadership to resist from giving protection to corrupt judges.

Kapadia said this while delivering the fifth M.C. Setalvad memorial lecture on the ‘Canons of judicial ethics’ here.

The chief justice also said judges should resist the temptation of post-retirement assignments.

The chief justice said a balance has to be struck between judicial independence and the accountability of judges. He said the challenge before the judiciary is how to respond to unreasonable criticism of the courts.

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