All posts by Shantanu

Judicial Officers and Article 311 of the Constitution
March 10, 2011, 20 Comments

In light of contemporary debates over judicial accountability, the question recently considered by the Supreme Court in ...

Judicial Activism Unleashed, Again
February 12, 2011, 9 Comments

Section 3(5) of the Terrorism and Disruptive Activities Act provides, Any person who is a member of a terrorist gang or ...

An Interesting Question of Judicial Precedent
February 2, 2011, 9 Comments

The post discusses a fascinating question of judicial precedent, dealing with the approach to determining the ratio of c ...

Section 493 and ‘Belief’ of Marriage
December 12, 2010, Comments Off on Section 493 and ‘Belief’ of Marriage

In a recent decision of the Supreme Court, the division Bench has been divided on a very interesting issue of statutory ...

Up in Arms
November 16, 2010, 12 Comments

“The Indian armed forces are bravely defending the borders of the country, often standing on guard at a height of 20,0 ...

Letters Patent Appeals – Yet Another Example of Loose Drafting
October 31, 2010, 8 Comments

The history of statutory intervention in the system of letters patents (which basically were appeals from decisions of a ...

A Re-examination of the Basic Structure Doctrine
October 6, 2010, 4 Comments

One of the most fundamental and equally ambiguous concepts that underlies Indian Constitutional Law is the basic structu ...

“Abu Salem can Face Death Penalty”. Really?
September 21, 2010, 2 Comments

In keeping with the previous post by Eesvan, the media's version of the decision of the Supreme Court in Abu Salem's cas ...

The Supreme Court Opens the Floodgates for Condoning Delay
September 11, 2010, 9 Comments

It is often decisions that seem to do 'justice' at the cost of the 'law' that are most detrimental to a country's legal ...

Political Contribution by Corporations – A Comparative Study (Part II)
September 1, 2010, 7 Comments

We observed, in the earlier post, three important themes that ran through the varied opinions in Citizens United – (i) ...