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The Desk

Why Did Parliament Have to Pass the 105th Constitutional Amendment?

In overturning the Maharashtra Reservation judgment, the Supreme Court paved the way for a State List on SEBCs.

24th Aug 2021

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Can States’ Powers to Recognise OBCs be Restored?

The Supreme Court has refused to review its Maratha judgment.

10th Jul 2021

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Will the Maratha Reservation Judgment Prompt a Constitutional Amendment?

DESK BRIEF: All States and the Union are disappointed with the Maratha Reservation verdict, will the Union amend the Constitution to reverse it?

7th Jul 2021

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States Cannot Recognise OBCs: How Will this Judgment be Implemented?

The Court has dismissed the review petition on the Maratha judgment. The Union must now begin consultations for a Central OBC List.

6th Jul 2021

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Can the Supreme Court Provide Reservations for Orphans?

With the petition seeking orphans to be identified as a backward class, are we moving away from a caste centric definition of backwardness.

8th Jun 2021

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Breaking Down the Three Opinions of the Maratha Judgment: Length, Structure & Style

Bhushan J interpreted the 102nd Constitution Amendment Act purposively whereas Bhat J interpreted the Amendment strictly based on its text.

2nd Jun 2021

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The Marathas’ Demand for Reservation: A Litigation History [2014-21]

The Court has struck down reservation for Marathas, after 3 attempts in the 4th round of litigation on the issue. Will there be Attempt 4?

26th May 2021

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Summer Session 2021 Review

The Session was dominated by COVID-related cases, and tackling pendency. Maratha reservations were struck down, and Ramana took over as CJI.

18th May 2021

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Maratha Reservations Struck Down: Judgment Matrix

Judgment breakdown: The 50% limit on reservation was unanimously affirmed. The 102nd Amendment took away States' power to recognise OBCs.

12th May 2021

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