Jai Brunner's Posts

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Central Vista Redevelopment: 4 Must Reads

Court grants clearance to Central Vista redevelopment project and construction of new parliament building.

13th Jan 2021

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COVID & 4G Restoration in Jammu & Kashmir

On August 11th, the Court held that there was no case of contempt for the Special Committee to take a decision regarding internet in J&K.

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12th Aug 2020

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In Conversation with Tarunabh Khaitan #2

Listen to part two of the SC Observer's conversation with Professor Tarunabh Khaitan

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29th Jul 2020

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In Conversation with Tarunabh Khaitan #1

Listen to the SC Observer's conversation with Professor Tarunabh Khaitan

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28th Jul 2020

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Unpacking Original Jurisdiction of SC #1: History and Scope

Article 131 provides for the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and has a rich constitutional history.

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23rd Jul 2020

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Monitoring Custodial Violence

Abhishek Manu Singhvi files application before Supreme Court urging the Court to revisit the issue of custodial violence in India.

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14th Jul 2020

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EWS Debate Resurfaces

State Government direction to stop issuing certificates to economically weaker sections reignites debate around economic reservation.

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Revisiting FCRA Judgment

Various provisions of the FCRA Act have been challenged as violative of Article 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution.

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4th Jun 2020

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Immunity from Bribery Charges?

High Court rules against MLA Sita Soren holding that she did not have immunity from prosecution under Article 105(2) of the Constitution.

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1st Jun 2020

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CAA contradicts Assam Accord?

Unions in Assam fear that CAA poses a threat to Assamese identity and contend that it conflicts with Assam Accord, 1985.

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27th May 2020

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Nikah Halala and Personal Law Reform II

Petitions filed before the Supreme Court challenging certain Muslim personal laws as contrary to the right to equality and dignity.

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23rd May 2020

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Nikah Halala and Personal Law Reform I

Constitutionality of polygamy and nikah halala challenged before the Supreme Court.

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21st May 2020

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Petition inspired by Sabarimala – I

After the Sabarimala judgment various petitions were filed demanding entry into mosques for Muslim women.

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15th May 2020

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Court to have single judge benches

The Supreme Court has announced that specific matters related to transfers of cases and bail will be heard by a single judge bench.

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13th May 2020

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Judgment: 4G restoration in J&K

Court holds that the suspension of internet services cannot be indefinite and must be proportionate.

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12th May 2020

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Brief History: Challenges to the UAPA

Tracing the history of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

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11th May 2020

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CAA: Drawing from Johar and Bano – II

The Indian Union Muslim League relied on recent decisions of the Supreme Court to challenge the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

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9th May 2020

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The ‘Other’ RTI Exemptions

Certain requests for information under the RTI Act can be exempted from disclosure.

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5th May 2020

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100% Reservation for STs: 3 Must Reads

Court overrules decision of Andhra Pradesh High Court providing 100% reservation to teachers belonging to Scheduled Tribes.

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29th Apr 2020

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2020 So Far: 5 Key Judgments

A review of the top 5 landmark judgments of the Supreme Court, delivered in 2020.

23rd Mar 2020

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The Benchmark Precedent

DESK BRIEF: Bench led by Arun Mishra J applies doctrine of precedent to adjudicate matters related to land acquisition.

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19th Mar 2020

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Criminal Politicians: Court revisits ‘Public Interest Foundation’

Court reminds political parties of their duty to comply with directions intended to publicise criminal antecedents of electoral candidates.

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21st Feb 2020

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CAA: 5 Must Reads

Five articles that offer a substantive analysis of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

18th Feb 2020

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10 Cases that Shaped India in 2019

The primary themes in the ten most important cases that shaped India in 2019 seemed to revolve around democracy, citizenship and religion.

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17th Feb 2020

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#1: Ayodhya Title Dispute

Disputed title in Ayodhya case awarded to Shri Ram deity.

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16th Feb 2020

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#2: Sabarimala Review

Court to hear constitutional questions surrounding review of Sabarimala judgment.

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13th Feb 2020

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#4: Tribunals and the Finance Act

Petitions challenging Part XIV of the Finance Act, 2017 as violative of the basic structure of the Constitution.

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12th Feb 2020

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#3: Assam’s NRC

Petition filed before Supreme Court challenging procedure followed by Foreign Tribunals.

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12th Feb 2020

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#5: Electoral Bonds

Supreme Court passes interim order directing all political parties to submit details of electoral bonds received.

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11th Feb 2020

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#6: VVPAT

Petition before Supreme Court to direct the Election Commission of India to verify a higher number of VVPAT slips.

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10th Feb 2020

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#7: RTI and Judicial Independence

Concerns that the right to information regarding collegium decisions and personal assets of judges may infringe upon judicial independence.

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9th Feb 2020

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#9: Land Acquisition – Recusal

Request for recusal of Arun Mishra J refused in land acquisition case.

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7th Feb 2020

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RTI Judgment: Confusions about Public Interest

Office of the Chief Justice opened up to Right to Information Act, 2005.

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26th Nov 2019

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Permanent Constitution Benches: Structural Reform of the Supreme Court

Permanent five-judge Constitution Bench to be constituted to hear all constitutional matters.

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4th Oct 2019

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Judicial Transfers: Sankalchand Redux?

Judicial Transfers without consent of judges demonstrates tussle between the executive and judiciary.

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10th Sep 2019

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Article 370 in the Supreme Court

Article 370 of the Constitution was abrogated vide a Presidential Order issued on August 5th, revoking the special status afforded to J&K.

12th Aug 2019

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Will EWS Reservation Survive?

Petition to either strike down the 103rd Constitutional Amendment or make it subject to the 50% ceiling laid down in Indra Sawhney.

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2nd Aug 2019

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Supreme Court Summer Vacation 2019

The Supreme Court's annual summer vacation is about to begin. Here are the constituted vacation benches, which will hear only urgent cases.

13th May 2019

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May 8th 2019 Collegium Recommendations

Yesterday, the Supreme Court's Collegium issued 2 resolutions, recommending four judges for elevation to the Supreme Court

8th May 2019

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Electoral Bond Scheme: Where do the ADR, EC & Union stand on the issue?

The Supreme Court is hearing the electoral bonds case. Here are the positions of the parties.

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22nd Apr 2019

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Supreme Court in the Classroom: Worksheet 4

In this worksheet, students are tasked with understanding the Rafale Deal as a Supreme Court case.

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19th Apr 2019

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Supreme Court in the Classroom: Worksheet 3

This worksheet tasks students with understanding how the Supreme Court balances reservation in promotion with equality and efficiency.

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12th Mar 2019

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SC Sets Up In-House Think Tank

Centre for Research and Planning, an "in-house think tank" has been established by Ranjan Gogoi CJI.

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5th Nov 2018

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Justice Banumathi #2: A Judicial Portrait

During her tenure, Banumati J has authored several notable judgments including in the Nirbhaya rape case and in P Chidambaram's bail hearing

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16th Jul 0200

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