The New York Times on April 30, 1976 came out with an editorial, ‘‘If India ever finds its way back to the freedom and democracy that were proud hallmarks of its first eighteen years as an independent nation, someone will surely erect a monument to Justice H.R. Khanna of the Supreme Court.” The Time Magazine, […]Read more "Supreme Court Judges on Indian Magazine Covers"
The crucial question ‘can citizens claim an absolute right over their body parts and refuse to give digital samples of their fingerprints and iris for Aadhar enrollment?’ will only be answered when the Unicorn Constitution Bench decides the Aadhar-Privacy issue. The Aadhar-PAN Judgment, Binoy Viswam v. Union of India [Writ Petition (Civil) 247 of 2017], […]Read more "Substantive Due Process"
Vakasha Sachdev (@VakashaS) recently commented on ‘Live Tweeting Court Proceedings’: “A stream of live tweets, posted over the course of six days, recently went viral in the Indian Twitterverse. Surprisingly, these tweets had nothing to do with Shah Rukh Khan or Baahubali or the IPL or some ridiculous reality TV star or farragoes or any of […]Read more "Rudespotted: Vakasha Sachdev"
Retired Justice Prafulla Kumar Misra took over as Lokayukta of Goa on 28.04.2016. The post of Lokayukta was lying vacant since 17.10.2013. No sooner he took charge, Justice Misra directed the Director of Tourism to stop all further payments to the beach cleaning contractors. Not stopping there, the Lokayukta ordered a stay on electricity contracts worth Rs 328 […]Read more "Lunatic Judge Karnan"
George H. Gadbois, Jr., chronicler of 93 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, had this to say once: “When I first wrote to Justice A N Ray requesting an interview, I included a couple of articles I had published earlier. This enabled him to see that I was rather well-informed about him and the […]Read more "Rudespotted: Vikram Raghavan"
Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, ridded certain students of their results, awarded in their professional MBBS course, on the ground that they had gained admission to the course, by resorting to unfair means. Hon’ble Justice Chelameswar (Presiding Judge) had expressed the view, that complete justice in the matter would be rendered, if the qualifications successfully […]Read more "1+3 Judges Disagree With Justice Chelameswar on ‘Cheating Students’"
“After all the eleven judgments of the Court were orally pronounced on 24th April, 1973, CJ Sikri produced and read out in Court a paper which was called the “The View by the Majority” and passed it on for signatures of all thirteen judges on the bench. Four judges, Justices Ray, Mathew, Dwivedi and Beg […]Read more "The Kesavananda Bench II: The Chandrachud Angle"