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Justice SK Kaul led Constitution Bench To Hear Three Cases In October And November

The Bench will hear matters on religious excommunication, compensation for Bhopal Gas Tragedy victims and retrospective immunity from arrest

30th Sep 2022

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Justice Chandrachud-led CB to Hear Four Cases This Year

Another Constitution Bench created during CJI Lalit's tenure will hear cases on reservations, citizenship, and political disputes.

28th Sep 2022

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Demonetisation, MLAs’ Rights and Immunity and Criminal Procedure Before Fourth Constitution Bench

Two out three listed cases before Justice Nazeer’s Bench may now be infructuous.

28th Sep 2022

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‘Essentially Religious’ Hearings on the Hijab Ban

DESK BRIEF: Arguments on Religion took over half the SC time, despite all parties agreeing that it should not be the focus of the case.

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Justice Banerjee Authored 98 Judgments in 4 years

On the occasion of Justice Indira Banerjee’s retirement, SCO reports on the numerical highlights of her tenure.

22nd Sep 2022

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Justice Indira Banerjee’s Judgments: Rent Control, Elections and Criminal law

Justice Indira Banerjee's Judgments have left a mark on a variety of subjects.

22nd Sep 2022

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Varanasi District Dismisses Challenges to Gyanvapi Plea

The District Court’s decision to admit Hindu women’s plea to worship at mosque site appears to chip away at the Places of Worship Act

20th Sep 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.