Malavika Parthasarathy's Posts

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How do we ‘judge’ the Judges?

DESK BRIEF: How can the productivity of a judge be determined?

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Part II—The Mandal and Sinho Commissions: A Study in Contrasts

Studies examining caste-based backwardness have a higher bar to pass than those studying backwardness within the ‘general category'.

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Part I—The Mandal and Sinho Commissions: A Study in Contrasts

There is a marked difference in the methodology employed by the Mandal and Major Sinho Commissions in studying backwardness.

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With a Shift to Virtual Hearings, SC to Hear Urgent Matters

DESK BRIEF: The Third Wave of the pandemic has pushed the Supreme Court to shift to virtual hearings and prioritise urgent matters.

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Monthly Review: December 2021

We covered cases the SC heard in December, reviewed the key judgments of 2021, and engaged with the cases that the Court will hear in 2022.

Court Data

11% of Cases Filed Before the SC are Admitted

Only 11% of cases filed before the Supreme Court proceed past the admissions stage to the regular stage of hearings.

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Two SC Judges Authored More Than 100 Judgments Each in 2021

In 2021, the average SC judge delivered 23 judgments.

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Looking Ahead: Key SC Cases 2022

The Supreme Court in 2022 is poised to address key questions on reservations, terror, and freedom of the press.

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Wrapping up 2021 at the Supreme Court

DESK BRIEF: In 2021, the SC grappled with pressing questions on freedom of the press, equality and non-discrimination.

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Key Supreme Court Judgments 2021

We review the SC's most significant judgments in 2021.

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SC Judgment Review 2021: Judicial Deference

In Rajeev Suri v Union of India, the SC adopted a deferential approach vis-à-vis the Executive regarding policy matters.

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SC Judgment Review 2021: Reservations

The Supreme Court delivered key judgments on reservations for Persons with Disabilities and the Maratha community.

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2021 in Review: Reservations and Constitution Benches

DESK BRIEF: In a year where Constitution Benches remained largely inactive, the Supreme Court expanded its jurisprudence on reservations.

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2021 in Review: COVID, Equality and Privacy

DESK BRIEF: The SC delivered key decisions on equality and privacy, further stepping in to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Aadhaar Link to Voter Lists — What has the Supreme Court said?

Does Aadhaar's link to electoral rolls contravene the Court's privacy jurisprudence?

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The Contributions of Late Justice Nanavati

G.T. Nanavati, former Judge of the Supreme Court of India, passed away on December 18th 2021.