“Judges must know their limits and must not try to run the Government. They must not…behave like emperors.” â€”Divisional Manager, Aravali Golf Club v. Chander Hass, 2008 (1) SCC 683, para 20. Traditionally, the Supreme Court has deferred to the elected branches of government: the legislature and executive. Judges have repeatedly cited Montesquieu’s separation of powers and the need for judicial restraint. Recently, however, this trend has changed dramatic