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Looking Ahead: Key SC Cases 2022

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Key Supreme Court Judgments 2021

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Looking Ahead 2022: SC on Reservations

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Week 4 at the SC (2022): The Reservation Battles Rage On

The SC issued two orders on reservation policies in PG medical entrance exams and municipal elections.

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22nd Jan 2022

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SC Holds OBC Reservation in PG NEET Ensures Substantial Equality

DESK BRIEF: On Thursday, the Court issued an Order explaining its decision to permit reservations for OBCs in PG medical entrance exams.

21st Jan 2022

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SC Offers Hope for OBC Reservations in Maharashtra Municipal Elections

The Maharashtra government was directed to submit data justifying its OBC reservation policy to the State Commission for Backward Castes.

20th Jan 2022

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Covid Coverage: Children in Protection Homes-17th January 2022

The Bench was concerned that a majority of State governments were yet to complete the first step of identifying street children.

17th Jan 2022

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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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Supreme Court Issues Notice in Haridwar Hate Speech Case

The SC on Wednesday issued notice in Qurban Ali v Union of India, a PIL filed against the alleged hate speech in Haridwar and Delhi.

14th Jan 2022

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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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From the editor's desk

While the published resolutions contained reasons for appointing judges, they were often vague. In any case, this limited attempt at transparency did not last long.
The Collegium’s Spell of Transparency

DESK BRIEF: For 2 brief years, the collegium used to publish reasons for recommending appointments and transfers of judges.

Is Gender Now a Criteria For Appointing SC Judges?

While the primary criteria for SC appointments has always been seniority, some argue that gender should also be an important consideration.

Collegium’s 13 Resolutions Recommending SC Judges

Collegium has released thirteen resolutions regarding Supreme Court judges' appointments since October 2017.

Is Merit the Primary Criteria for Judicial Appointments?

There is no legally mandated or publicly declared merit criterion for the appointment of judges.