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Law and Society

While there is much writing about the appointment of judges of the Supreme Court of India (Sengupta and Sharma 2018), rigorous data analyses of judges’ appointments and tenures are few and far between....

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so....

Among the changes proposed to the Income Tax Act, 1961 in the Union Budget 2020–21, the introduction of a provision to tax Indian citizens, wherever they are, by deeming them to be “residents” for the....

The Supreme Court of India enters a new decade with its reputation as an independent constitutional court in tatters. It has wilted under the gaze of intense public scrutiny over its actions. In the....

Aconstitution bench of the Supreme Court recently struck down Section 13(2) of the Chhattisgarh Rent Control Act, 2011 (CRCA) on the grounds that it was beyond the power of the Chhattisgarh state....

In Rojer Mathew v South Indian Bank Ltd (2019), 1 the constitution bench of the Supreme Court, in its judgment delivered on 13 November 2019, struck down the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other....

In the recent past, the Supreme Court collegium has been buffeted by multiple controversies over the transfer of high court judges, causing questions to be raised about its independence and fairness....

This is not an obituary of Ram Jethmalani. This is an attempt to address one of the most divisive aspects of his life and work: his representation of controversial accused in criminal cases. It is a....

The last month saw two very important developments in labour law. First, the Supreme Court of India delivered its judgment in Officer In-Charge, Sub-Regional Provident Fund Office v Godavari Garments....

For the second time in two years, an attempt is being made by the union government to pass legislation to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act), this time through the RTI (Amendment) Bill....

A recent division bench judgment of the Karnataka High Court, Education Rights Trust v Government of Karnataka (2019), has effectively put an end to the hopes of lakhs of children belonging to....

Of all the obituaries and tributes paid to N R Madhava Menon this week, one word I have yet to see is “provocative.” I intend to remedy that. I have been witness to two instances where Menon’s speech....

Two key judgments were delivered by the Supreme Court in the span of one week that will have a profound effect on the fight for transparency in public institutions. In Yashwant Sinha v Central Bureau....

The United States’ (US) Democratic Party presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren made a radical proposal recently. If elected, she would use the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to break up American....

With a serious shortfall in collection of tax revenues from the budget estimates for the financial year 2018–19, the last few weeks have seen multiple reports of dubious measures taken by the tax....