The Sad Death of Judge Loya

In a batch of petitions before the SC, the petitioners sought an inquiry into the circumstances of death of Brijgopal Harikishan Loya, a district judge. All the petitions were essentially based on articles published in the Caravan on 20th and 21st November 2017. The issue was whether the death of Judge Loya was due to […]

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The Last Word on Aiyaary

Last year, a lawyer’s petition before the Bombay High Court claimed that the trailers of The State v. Jolly LL.B 2 projected the Indian Judiciary and the Indian Legal System in a derogatory manner. The Court found there was a prima facie case of Contempt of Court. It constituted a three-member committee (out of which […]

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The Harmon Doctrine

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 […]

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The Last Word on Padmavaat

Witnessing Padmavaat unfold on screen, on its first day of release, was unique, especially since your smart phone kept reminding you of persistent violence against the movie. The casual viewer may have even ignored a woman threatening to immolate herself outside the theatre or even the policemen who stood guard, but the skeptic whispered if […]

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A Legally Enforceable Debt III

An Advocate represented its Client before a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal and charged a fee of Rs. 10,00,000 (Rupees Ten Lakhs). The Tribunal awarded compensation. The Client was compelled to sign a further cheque, in favour of the Advocate, towards payment of a certain percentage of the decretal amount. That cheque stood dishonoured and the […]

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