Sushovan Patnaik's Posts

sub-classification

Analysis

Five must-reads on sub-classification within reserved categories

A revisiting of the Chinnaiah judgement raises questions about sub-classification in reservations for Scheduled Castes

22nd Feb 2024

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Bhat

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The many legacies of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat

Civil rights champion, ‘black letter’ judge, the man who shook up Indian IP jurisprudence—who was the real Justice Bhat?

19th Jan 2024

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Supreme Court Profile

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Supreme Court Review 2023: The diversity problem remained unaddressed

Even in a mostly full-strength Court, there was a startling lack of representation of religious minorities, women & marginalised communities

bail

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Supreme Court Review 2023: Bail

In a year when the Court has been accused of not walking its talk, its bail decisions stand out as a stark instance of this trend

4th Jan 2024

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Supreme Court Review 2023: Gender Discrimination and Personal Liberty

In a concerning year for personal liberty, the Court took on gender stereotypes but undid its progressive jurisprudence in an abortion case

30th Dec 2023

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Analysis

Justice S.K. Kaul’s Notable Judgements

In a judicial career spanning 20 years, Justice Kaul’s judgements deeply impacted freedom and autonomy

26th Dec 2023

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Internet shutdown, net neutrality

Analysis

36th LAWASIA Conference 2023 | Regulating the right to internet is a deeply political discussion

Panellists discussed various possibilities on the best way to regulate internet shutdowns, net neutrality and hate speech on social media

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28th Nov 2023

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Hearing Reports

Freebies in Electoral Democracy | Day 8: If inducement of bribery cannot be done directly, it cannot be done indirectly, argue petitioners

Petitioners contended that political parties must be seen as “persons” engaging in corrupt practices by promising freebies

23rd Nov 2023

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Analysis

On disability rights, we need to look beyond the Supreme Court

While the top Court has commendably steered disability advocacy, stronger localised adjudication is fundamental

19th Nov 2023

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Analysis

The perpetual struggles of disability rights litigation

For years, disability rights advocates have claimed weak legal enforcement. A PIL in the apex court has the chance to catalyse a reckoning

15th Nov 2023

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Equality among equals: five must-reads on the necessity of affirmative action

In the wake of the passing of the Women’s Reservation Bill, we curate some thought-provoking reads on the true intent of affirmative action

25th Oct 2023

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bail

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Many a slip between jail and bail?

The Supreme Court must take into account both structural and practical issues that cause delays at every stage of the bail process

9 Judge Bench Supreme Court

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What cases will be heard by the nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court?

The nine-judge bench will hear cases on rights of landowners, taxation, power of the state to levy excise fee and industrial disputes.

12th Oct 2023

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The Women’s Reservation Bill has a long history of arguments and stakes

DESK BRIEF: After two years of silence from the government in a PIL, Parliament abruptly passed the bill in a special session

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25th Sep 2023

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Article 370

Hearing Reports

Abrogation of Article 370: Arguments Matrix

Breakdown of 60+ hours of arguments in the challenge to the repeal of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status

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13th Sep 2023

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Restricted Information: Six significant judgements from the last decade

Backdoor legislative tweaks, sluggish e-portals, mixed messaging from courts—India’s once-vaunted RTI framework is losing its bite.

5th Sep 2023

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Control Over Delhi Administration, Ordinance

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The Delhi ‘Services’ Bill: How Does it Differ from the Union’s Ordinance?

SCO examines the major differences between key provisions of the Delhi Service Ordinance and the Delhi Service Bill.

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11th Aug 2023

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Supreme Court’s Refusal to Deploy Security Forces in Manipur: Rare or Standard Procedure?

Precedents indicate that the Supreme Court has frequently directed the deployment of paramilitary forces to maintain law and order.

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22nd Jul 2023

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