Rafale: Supreme Court And Jurisdiction Of The ParliamentRafale: Supreme Court And Jurisdiction Of The Parliament

With increasing private investments in important sectors of the Indian State, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has become an important check on the economic decisions of the Executive. The...

Supersession And Secrecy Of Judicial Collegium
Supersession And Secrecy Of Judicial Collegium

Supersession of judges in Indira Gandhi's time, by their sheer brazenness at least, had the merit of transparency.Three judges were superceded in 1973 for the expressly stated reason that their...

Recent Collegium Decisions: Unanswered Questions
Recent Collegium Decisions: Unanswered Questions

Have things changed in the Supreme Court in the last year since the January 12, 2018 'press conference'? Yes. The shocking facts I have learnt from authoritative sources show that the master of the...

Saving The Constitutional Democracy
Saving The Constitutional Democracy

President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka did what Presidents with an exaggerated sense of power, normally do. The President, in late last October dismissed the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe,...

Alok Verma Case : Who Has The Last Laugh?
Alok Verma Case : Who Has The Last Laugh?

Yesterday, the Supreme Court set aside the orders of Central Vigilance Commission(CVC) & Department of Personnel & Training(DoPT) which divested Alok Verma of the powers of CBI Director.The...

Mental Health Of Lawyers & Judges :Need To Shed Stigma
Mental Health Of Lawyers & Judges :Need To Shed Stigma

At an event organised by the Centre on Legal Profession, Harvard Law School, in New Delhi in December 2017, Justice DY Chandrachud explored the uncharted ground. There are no empirical studies...

Who Reads A Judgment?
Who Reads A Judgment?

'CR' in legal circles does not refer to Christiano Ronaldo, the mercurial Portuguese striker. Rather, it is a contraction for 'Certified for Reporting' and refers to judgments deemed worthy of...

Is Banning Commercial Surrogacy The Right Thing To Do?
Is Banning Commercial Surrogacy The Right Thing To Do?

The Lok Sabha has passed a bill to ban commercial surrogacy in India. It is presented as a historic step expected to protect vulnerable Indian surrogates from exploitation and to change India's image...

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