ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Judicial Imperilment of Federalism

A Shoddy Judgment

In holding that state governments could not pass laws to allow for direct appeals to the Supreme Court, the constitution bench of the Supreme Court in Rajendra Diwan v Pradeep Kumar Ranibala in 2019 was concerned less about upholding constitutional provisions and more by a disagreement over policy. In as much as states allowing for appeals directly to the Supreme Court is bad policy, it is not necessarily unconstitutional and is entirely within the framework of federalism under India’s Constitution.



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Updated On : 23rd Dec, 2019

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