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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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Do Reservations Have to be Below 50%? From Balaji [1962] to Indra Sawhney [1992]

The ceiling limit for reservation as laid down in Indra Sawhney v Union of India has been challenged in several subsequent cases.

31st Mar 2021

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SC Upholds Multi-Member Wards for Municipalities in Gujarat

Supreme Court upholds Gujarat Municipal Law which allows multiple members from a single municipal ward to be elected to a local body.

12th Mar 2021

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Is Sedition Constitutional? From Tara Chand [1950] to Aditya Ranjan [2021]

Section 124A as a suppression of free speech: Tracing the History of Sedition Law in India

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1st Mar 2021

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Key Precedents Challenge the Constitutionality of Anti-Conversion Laws

The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion Ordinance has been challenged before the Supreme Court.

15th Jan 2021

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The Supreme Court’s Interim Stay of the Farm Laws: Creating the Space for a Novel Solution?

Petitions filed before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional legitimacy of the farm laws.

12th Jan 2021

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Who is a Police Officer? #2

The Court adopted a broad and encompassing interpretation to define a 'police officer' and extended this interpretation to the NDPS Act.

14th Dec 2020

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Where does the Court find its Contempt Power?

Tracing the Courts power to punish for contempt of itself under the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 and the Constitution.

19th Aug 2020

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EWS Debate Resurfaces

State Government direction to stop issuing certificates to economically weaker sections reignites debate around economic reservation.

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Language Barriers

Haryana makes Hindi the official language in subordinate courts igniting debate about issues of accessibility.

24th Jun 2020

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