When he took over as Attorney General he had said that he did not see his role as that of a 'hatchetman' of the government of the day.
The 91-year-old had served as the Attorney General for India from 1989-90 and then from 1998-2004.
Sorabjee had been honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2002 for his defence of the freedom of expression and the protection of human rights.
In a judgment pronounced as 4:1 majority, the Supreme Court of India upheld the Aadhaar Act and scheme after striking down some provisions.
Venkaiah Naidu has rightly applied his mind: Soli Sorabjee on Vice-President's impeachment notice decision
Eminent jurist and former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee today welcomed Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu's decision to reject the motion against CJI Dipak Misra.
The former Attorney General told that the move will raise a question on the independence and neutrality of the Indian Judicial system.
The noted jurist said that since the Supreme Court has held the practice of triple talaq as unconstitutional, no Muslim husband would be able to divorce his wife using this method.