Supreme Court has upheld a Karnataka law that provides for seniority as a consequence of promotion via reservation. The past arguments around this, and how SC has settled the debate on ‘efficiency’ in Art 335.
The Election Commission has invoked its powers under Art 324 to curtail campaigning in West Bengal following violence in Kolkata. What powers does the Constitution give ECI; how has SC interpreted Art 324?
As SC battles fallout of allegations against CJI, understanding the key questions around ‘misbehaviour’ by judges, the protection they need against accusers, and judicial independence and accountability
A recent central ordinance, which extends reservation to SCs and STs in J&K, throws the spotlight on Article 35A, as well as Article 370 from which it derives. While regional political leaders have warned against dilution of Article 35A, petitions challenging it are due to come up in SC. What are these two provisions?
The 10% quota for economically weaker sections faces a challenge in the Supreme Court on grounds of violating the ‘basic structure’ of Constitution. What is that structure, how does SC decide if it is violated?
Adultery will continue as a ground of divorce and, therefore, remain in civil law. Thursday’s verdict will be welcomed by those who believe there should be less use of criminal law in matrimonial matters.
By refusing review, the court has refused to consider the question of whether the freedom of religion protects only practices of particular significance, and not all religious practices. The question of comparative significance of religious practices also remains untouched.
What is the purpose of criminal law, and what is its relationship with the state and the citizen? How does the Ordinance measure up against the core principles of Indian constitutionalism and jurisprudence?