Gauri Kashyap's Posts

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COVID Coverage: Children in Protection Homes, November 29th 2021

Nageswar Rao J stated that states cannot let long drawn bureaucratic processes come in the way of providing basic amenities to children.

29th Nov 2021

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Court Data

Transfers of HC Judges 2017-21

Since 2017, there have been 88 recommendations for transfers of HC judges and Chief Justices, 33 of which were issued on Sept 16th 2021.

27th Nov 2021

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The Farmers’ Protests and the Court: A Recap

The Union announced the repeal of the farm laws, but the SC has not decided on its constitutionality and the scope right to protest.

20th Nov 2021

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Monthly Review: October 2021

In October, the Court heard important cases on reservations, powers of the Directorate of Enforcement, and foreign funding for NGOs.

1st Nov 2021

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Reservation in Promotions for PwDs and for SC/STs: What is the Difference?

Reservations in public employment for persons with disability and for SC/STs have been treated differently by the Supreme Court.

23rd Sep 2021

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Challenging the NGT’s Use of Suo Moto Powers

16 orders of the NGT are now before the Supreme Court on appeal. The Court will decide whether the NGT has suo moto powers.

23rd Sep 2021

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Should the National Green Tribunal have Suo Moto Powers?

The NGT's use of suo moto powers has been heavily debated: are the powers inherent to its functioning or should they be explicit in the Act?

20th Sep 2021

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Should Statutory Tribunals Have Suo Moto Powers?

Statutory tribunals’ powers are limited by their statute. Can their powers be expanded based on the purpose with which they are formed?

20th Sep 2021

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Should Courts have Suo Moto Powers?

Courts often exercise their suo moto jurisdiction by taking up matters based on media reports or act on letters written to them.

17th Sep 2021

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Justice Navin Sinha Retires: 9 Key Judgments

Justice Navin Sinha retired on August 18th, 2021. He wrote 126 judgments as a Supreme Court judge during his four year tenure.

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18th Aug 2021

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Nariman J: 14 Judgments in Which He Shaped the Law

Understanding Nariman J's landmark judgments on privacy, right to life, freedom of speech, and equality.

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12th Aug 2021

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Monthly Review: July 2021

The Supreme Court made important decisions on land acquisition,and dismissed the review petition against the Maratha judgment.

1st Aug 2021

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Section 66A: The Dead Law That Still Haunts India

In 2015, the Supreme Court declared Section 66A of the IT Act unconstitutional. In 2021, it continues to be used to arrest people.

26th Jul 2021

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Women in the Judiciary- Have we Come Far from the 30s?

Justice Leila Seth was the first woman to be appointed CJ of a High Court. What is the current tally across Indian courts?

23rd Jul 2021

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Court Data

On an Average, the Court Receives over 25,000 PILs a Year

Over nine lakh PILs were filed in the Supreme Court between 1985-2020. The data indicates that the rate at which PILs are filed is rising.

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22nd Jul 2021

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Can the State Declare an Individual as a Terrorist?

DESK BRIEF: Sections 35 and 36 of UAPA do not specify the criteria or procedures for arrest, giving absolute powers to the state.

13th Jul 2021

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Justice Bhushan Retires on July 4th After Half a Decade at the Court

Bhushan J was part of 779 judgments, out of which he authored 258. Most of his judgments dealt with criminal law.

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3rd Jul 2021

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Freedom of Speech and Expression: Different Arenas, Same Fight

The scope of the freedom of speech and expression has a long history in terms of judicial clarification.

26th Jun 2021

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The Attorney General: Defender of the Constitution or Representative of the Government?

The AG’s choice of placing fidelity to the Constitution or the Government can have a significant impact on how the law is shaped.

22nd Jun 2021

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Do Persons with Disabilities have the Right to Reservation in Promotion?

The Supreme Court has held that persons with disabilities have a right to reservation in promotion under Article 16(4).

17th Jun 2021

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Sedition: 6 Must Reads

In this post we curate a list of must reads that look into the history, evolution and application of sedition law in the Indian context.

10th Jun 2021

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SCO Explains: COVID National Policy Hearings

In this episode of SCO Explains we discuss the developments in the Supreme Court hearings on the COVID-19 National Pandemic Policy.

4th Jun 2021

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समान कानून कार्यक्षेत्र वाले देशों में देशद्रोह: भारत अमेरिका एवं ब्रिटेन

यूके और यूएसए में राजद्रोह के कानूनी इतिहास का पता लगाते हैं और क्या देशद्रोह अभिव्यक्ति की आज़ादी का एक अपवाद ,और अपराध है।  

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27th May 2021

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Sedition in the Common Law Jurisdictions: UK, USA and India

Sedition originated in the UK. However, in the UK and US, the law has since been struck down or repealed. Will India follow?

20th May 2021

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SCO Explains: Indirect Discrimination in the Army

In this episode of SCO Explains, we look at the Supreme Court's judgment in Lt. Col. Nitisha v. Union of India.

30th Apr 2021

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J Shantanagoudar’s 11 Most Important Judgments

We look at J. Shantanagoudar’s most notable judgments while on the bench.

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26th Apr 2021

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J. Ramana Sworn In as 48th Chief Justice

CJI Ramana's seven-year term as a Supreme Court judge, through numbers and key judgments.

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24th Apr 2021

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