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Teesta Setalvad’s Arrest and the ‘Larger Conspiracy’

On 2nd June 2022, activist Teesta Setalvad was arrested based on the Zakia Jafri Judgment

2nd Jul 2022

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Looking Ahead: The Court in July 2022

The Court is set to hear a slew of important cases in July 2022—will citizens be able to tune in?

2nd Jul 2022

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SCO Shorts: Shiv Sena’s Floor Test in Maharashtra

SC refuses to delay the impending Maharashtra floor test. Uddhav Thackarey promptly resigns as CM.

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30th Jun 2022

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SCO Shorts: Zakia Jafri and the 2002 Gujarat Riots

The SC decision upholding the ‘clean chit’ given to the accused in the 2002 Gujarat Riots, ends Mrs. Zakia Jafri’s long legal battle.

30th Jun 2022

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Monthly Review: June 2022

One month into summer vacation, the SC continued to pass important judgments in 'urgent' and pending matters

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30th Jun 2022

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SC Refuses to Stay Maharashtra Governor’s Call for Floor Test

MH Government argued that defection of rebel MLAs must be investigated before the floor test is conducted. MLAs argued two are unrelated.

29th Jun 2022

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SCO Shorts: SC/ST Reservations in Promotion

On January 31st the Supreme Court clarified the criteria for States to provide reservations in promotions.

29th Jun 2022

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From the editor's desk

The differential levels of scrutiny the Court applies to studies on caste vis-a-vis economic backwardness may have deep and abiding implications for how affirmative action policies are crafted in the future, and is especially prescient in a situation where challenges to EWS reservations remain pending.
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.

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.

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.

Medical Students Relieved as SC Issues Order in PG NEET Case

DESK BRIEF: The SC issued an Order allowing the Union to immediately commence counselling for admissions to postgraduate medical programmes.