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Tracing Six Years of Justice L.N. Rao at the Supreme Court

Rao J is set to retire on June 7th, 2022, during the Supreme Court's summer vacation.


20th May 2022


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Six Years on the Bench: Reviewing Justice Rao’s Legacy

Benches led by Justice L.N. Rao will decide key questions on reservations in promotion and rights of gig workers

14th Apr 2022


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Creamy Layer: Court in Review

SC/ST/OBC individuals belonging to the 'creamy layer' are not eligible for certain types of reservations.

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Monthly Review: February 2022

The Court engaged with State reservations policies, the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, and the Union's OROP policy.


SCO Explains: SC Order on OBC, EWS Reservations for PG NEET (2/4)

In this episode we explain the Court's Judgment and Order in the PG NEET Reservations case, and take you through main arguments.

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Part II—The Mandal and Sinho Commissions: A Study in Contrasts

Studies examining caste-based backwardness have a higher bar to pass than those studying backwardness within the ‘general category'.

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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.

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With a Shift to Virtual Hearings, SC to Hear Urgent Matters

DESK BRIEF: The Third Wave of the pandemic has pushed the Supreme Court to shift to virtual hearings and prioritise urgent matters.

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Monthly Review: December 2021

We covered cases the SC heard in December, reviewed the key judgments of 2021, and engaged with the cases that the Court will hear in 2022.


State of Haryana v Faridabad Industries Association

The Supreme Court will decide whether to uphold a Haryana law providing 75% reservations in the private sector for local candidates.


Last Updated: 20220215

Bench:L.N. Rao J, B.R. Gavai J