Karna rejects Shyam’s offer Shyam also met Karna and in attempt to avert war told him what no one else had told him. ‘Know that your birth mother is Kunti. By law, you are the eldest son of the man she married, Pandu. This makes you, by law, the eldest Pandava, with full rights to […]Read more "Consistent Loyalty v. Contextual Thinking"
The Doctrine of Absolute Territorial Sovereignty is most often identified with an opinion prepared in 1895 by the 41st Attorney General of the United States, Judson Harmon, in response to a request by the Department of State for advice concerning a dispute with Mexico over the use of waters of the Rio Grande. Pursuant to […]Read more "The Harmon Doctrine"
Two months ago, Judges 2-3-4-5 of the Indian Supreme Court wrote a long letter to the Chief Justice, complaining of assignment of Benches without any rational basis. Last Friday [*January 12, 2018*], The Judges called a Press Conference, irreversibly provoked by the Bench chosen by the Master of the Roster [The Chief Justice of India], to hear […]Read more "An Alleged Judicial Crisis on Swami Vivekananda’s 155"
In July, 2017 a Bench of Three in Nithya Anand, (2017) 8 SCC 454, speaking through Justice A.M. Khanwilkar disapproved of the “First Strike” Principle developed in Surya Vadanan, (2015) 5 SCC 450. It had been argued that since the mother had not sought custody of the child by approaching any competent Indian Court prior […]Read more "The “First Strike” in Child Custody Battles II"
Hon’ble Justice R.F. Nariman has now clarified it was a majority in The Triple Talaq Judgment (3 out of 5) that held arbitrariness in the sense of manifest arbitrariness would apply to negate legislation under Article 14. “In so far as “manifest arbitrariness” is concerned, it is important to advert to the majority judgment of […]Read more "The Doctrine of Arbitrariness / Substantive Due Process III"
“In State of A.P. v. McDowell & Co., (1996) 3 SCC 790 a 3 Judge Bench of this Court held that an enactment could be struck down, if it is being challenged as violative of Article 14, only if it is found that it is violative of the equality clause, equal protection clause or violative […]Read more "The Doctrine of Arbitrariness / Substantive Due Process II"
Abhinav Chandrachud, grandson to Former CJI Y.V. Chandrachud, was not incorrect in noting that the doctrine of ‘fairness’/ ‘non-arbitrariness’ laid the foundation of substantive due process in our country. Justice Nariman supports this view. In a CJI K.G. Balakrishnan Judgment in 2010, richly cited in the book, it indeed was held that the ‘standard of substantive […]Read more "The Doctrine of Arbitrariness / Substantive Due Process I"