When there is uncertainty, as there clearly was, incumbent chief minister O. Panneerselvam ought to have been given the first opportunity for a floor test
Saying that Radhika Vemula and her children are just ‘claiming’ to be Dalits only defeats the spirit of social justice as enshrined in the Indian constitution.
The contents of the 60-page note suicide the former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh left behind suggest corruption in high places and an FIR must be lodged, she says.
The court blamed search engines for not doing enough to bar advertisements and thus leading people to online material promoting sex determination and selection practices.
Despite repeated reminders from courts that Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory, government violations continue.
As per a recent Supreme Court ruling, appeals to identity politics are fine, as long as they are incidental and not the core of the election campaigns.
Justice Amitava Roy’s seven-page concurring judgment convicting Sasikala takes judicial eloquence to obscure heights.
The court was responding to a petition from a Channapatna-based tailor who had raised concerns over the Centre’s decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for PDS.
Russia has long held that the European Court of Human Rights, which has repeatedly questioned the country’s human rights record, infringes on its sovereignty. The Aleksai Navalny case is the latest in a series of tussles between the country and the court.
The court also commented on the role played by Jayalalithaa in the conspiracy to amass wealth and strongly indicted her.
Was the Supreme Court’s judgement on January 11 in the Sahara-Birla papers case truly free from bias?
The recent Delhi high court ruling exempting the attorney general’s office from disclosing information raises questions about how it aids Mukul Rohatgi.
The case against her goes back to 1996, soon after Jayalalithaa lost the elections.
With the Supreme Court quashing the Karnataka high court’s acquittal of V.K. Sasikala in the disproportionate assets case, a look back at the errors in the high court’s original ruling.
V.K. Sasikala’s political future as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu hinges on the judgement that is expected to be delivered tomorrow.
The Supreme Court has held that the governor has the required discretion to meet exigencies like the current one, and delay the swearing in till he is satisfied she will not be disqualified by the impending judgment in the disproportionate assets case.
There is a growing, cross-border jurisprudence that is coming to understand that arguments against criminal defamation go beyond parochialism and are applicable in any constitutional democracy that claims to value the freedom of speech and expression.
If India continues to rely on PILs to litigate corruption, it shall forever remain wedded to the courts, stopping Indian justice from flourishing.
“Some people laugh when they hear jokes, some are reserved. How can we issue guidelines as to how people should conduct themselves?” asked the SC bench.
Supreme Court rebuffs challenge to repeated promulgation of Enemy Property ordinance, says national security considerations are involved.
The collegium appears divided on the issues of transparency and government influence in the judge selection process, further aggravating the burden on the Supreme Court.
For the Supreme Court, the question of interim stay on Tamil Nadu’s Jallikattu Amendment Act is still open.
A petitioner has sought the Madras high court’s directions over Justice K.S. Panicker Radhakrishnan’s ‘Man of the Year’ citation from PETA. But the petition is misconceived only several fronts.
The court also appointed another lawyer as an assistant as the petitioner in the case was deserted by his lawyers and struggled to find replacements.
Taking exception to the widespread protests across the state in support of Jallikattu, the Supreme Court observed that such things cannot be permitted in a country governed by the rule of law.
Given previous cases, the Centre’s decision to remove (or not) governors after allegations of cognisable offences seems to depend on their political leanings.
The apex court initiated this as an interim measure to make sure that the BCCI implements Justice Lodha panel recommendations.
Justice P.B. Sawant Blasts Bombay High Court for ‘Dangerous’ Order on Bail for Men Accused of Communal Murder
The former Supreme Court judge said that granting bail to the accused, charged with murder, on grounds that they were provoked in the name of religion, could likely aggravate the communal atmosphere in the country.
Petitioner’s counsel Prashant Bhushan tweeted an image of Justice Arun Mishra at an informal gathering with Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, one of the alleged recipients of the pay off.
A shift to electronic medical records has not been matched with a legal framework on data collection and use, or on breaches.
Senior advocate Rebecca John pointed out glaring holes in the prosecution’s claims based on discrepancies in witness statements and the supposed weapons of offence.
What the home ministry’s new guidelines on how the disabled must show their respect for the national anthem tell us about the politics of pure nationalism.
Activists say exempting persons with disabilities is not the answer, but the law should take the reality into account and provide guidelines accordingly.
With evidence not adding up and workers still in jail, the defence counsel and the accused workers suspect foul play by the company.
The president commuted the death sentences of four convicts, rejecting the government’s advice because it went against a precedent.
The draft National Litigation Policy aims to make government an efficient litigant, however, the law ministry is yet to provided a timeline for its implementation.
The state government is seeking to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
One way to bypass the complication of introducing a uniform civil code for a country as diverse as ours is to alter the laws to achieve gender equity.
Re-promulgation of ordinances is illegal, the apex court ruled, in a judgment that will be applicable to all central ordinances, including demonetisation.
The Supreme Court has missed a chance to bring the criminal defamation law within the frameworks required of a liberal, egalitarian state.