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The SC Emphasises Data in Reservation Cases

The Court's emphasis on data in the AIQ-NEET Case is consistent with their previous demands for data in reservations cases.

1st Dec 2021

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Gujarat Riots SIT: 4 Must Reads

A curated a set of ‘must reads’ surrounding the events of the Gujarat riots, the investigations that followed and their fallout.

30th Nov 2021

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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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The Consequences of Pending Constitutional Benches

One of the main constitutional functions of the Court is exercised through Constitution Benches.

26th Nov 2021

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Farm Laws Repealed – What Now for the ‘Right to Protest’?

DESK BRIEF: After the farm laws repeal, will the SC make it harder for protests to make a significant impact?

24th Nov 2021

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7 Next CJIs

Lalit J will be the first CJI who was elevated to the Supreme Court directly from the Bar; and Nagarathna J will be the first woman CJI.

23rd 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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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.