The High Court of Andhra Pradesh, the capital of the state of this name in the overall nation of India, can be dated back to 1954 in the period soon after the country became independent from the British Empire and assumed its current form. As such, the AP High Court, as it may also be referred, is based out of the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh, the city of Hyderabad. The High Court of Andhra Pradesh gains its legislative foundation from the source of the Andhra State Act, a package of legislation which was entered into law in 1953.
In terms of the larger history of the AP High Court as an institution, it can be traced back to the decision in the early period of Indian independence to effect a fusion between the areas previously referred to as the Madras Presidency and the state of Hyderabad. The bench of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh can be staffed with up to 39 judges. As of 2010, it had 31 justices appointed to the court.
Once appointed to the seat, the AP High Court can maintain their membership until they are 65 years old. At present, the High Court of Andhra Pradesh is presided over by Chief Justice Nisar Ahmad Kakru. In addition to its judicial functions, the AP High COurt is noted for the building in which it is housed, a palace built by a prince of the state of Hyperabad on the River Musi’s south bank.