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What are the interim bail conditions for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal?

The Supreme Court observed that Kejriwal was not a threat to society as he had no criminal antecedents

10th May 2024

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investigation agencies

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On never-ending criminal investigations, the Supreme Court is its own worst enemy

Agencies often file incomplete investigation reports to stop the clock and block default bail. The top court’s mixed signals haven’t helped

2nd Apr 2024

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Monthly Review: October 2023

October saw the marriage equality judgement, revival of seven-judge benches, Justice Bhat’s retirement and more

3rd Nov 2023

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bail

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Many a slip between jail and bail?

The Supreme Court must take into account both structural and practical issues that cause delays at every stage of the bail process

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Remission policy: A tug-of-war between the judiciary and the executive

The proceedings in the Bilkis Bano convict remission case have opened up some vital questions about subjectivity and standards

3rd Oct 2023

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The Bhima Koregaon Arrests: The Story So Far

Some of the accused activists have finally been granted bail. But charges have not been framed even five years after their arrests

13th Sep 2023

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Judgment Pronouncement: Validity of Circumstantial Evidence in Bribery Cases

The Constitution Bench led by Justice Nazeer held that public officials can be convicted for bribery without direct evidence.

15th Dec 2022

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Day 2: Courts and the Constitution Conference

The Courts and Constitution Conference was held on April 15th-16th, at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.

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SC On PMLA: A Fine Balance?

DESK BRIEF: Will the Court continue to maintain a minimum interference policy in special criminal laws with PMLA?

4th Feb 2022

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cases

Bilkis Yakub Rasool v Union of India

The Supreme Court held that Gujarat government was the incorrect authority to grant remission to 11 men convicted of gangrape in the Bilkis Bano case.

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Karti P. Chidambaram v Enforcement Directorate

The Supreme Court will decide if the Enforcment Directorate is obligated to provide the accused with the EDIR filed against them, and if the reversal of the presumption of innocence in money laundering cases is constitutional. The outcome of this review will have an impact on the rights of an accused person in India’s criminal jurisprudence. It will decide if an accused can be presumed guilty until proven otherwise.

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Joseph Shine v Union of India

On September 27th 2018, the Court decriminalised adultery. On January 31st 2023, the Court clarified that decriminalising adultery did not impact members of the Armed Forces.

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