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Law and Society

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....

Here’s a thought experiment: Could a state government, by law, strip all urban local bodies (ULBs) in the state of their powers and hand it over to an administrator nominated by it? Could, say, the....

India’s electoral democracy is a wonder of the modern world. The sheer breadth and scale of the exercise is only now being understood by scholars (Quraishi 2014; Shani 2018), and its continued....

It is that time of the year, once again, when a thick and noxious smog desc­ends across northern India; when anxious op-eds are written about the sources of the smog (blamed on a combination of crop....

In the past few weeks, constitution benches of the Supreme Court have struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) ( Navtej Singh Johar and Ors v Union of India 2018) and Section 497 of the....

In the last five weeks, three controversial judgments of the Supreme Court have been “set aside” by a combination of legislative action and subsequent judgments. In August, the judgment in Subhash....

In the first week of August came news of yet another brutal killing in the name of “honour.” Mamta, herself a Jat, was gunned down by killers allegedly hired by her family for having had the temerity....

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which has met with fierce resistance in the north-eastern states, especially Assam, is likely to be shelved by the union government and not introduced in this....

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala joined a long and infamous list of partisan governors when he invited B S Yeddyurappa of the Bharatiya Janata Party to take oath as the chief minister of Karnataka....

Following the washout of the second half of the budget session, three ordinances have recently been promulgated by the President. First was the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 which, among....

The most recent budget session of Parliament was an almost total washout thanks to disruptions of many kinds. Almost no legislative business was transacted and viewers were treated to the ugly sight....

More than a decade after the writ petition was initially filed by Common Cause, a Delhi-based public interest advocacy organisation, a constitution bench of the Supreme Court has finally delivered its....

Those who have followed election news from the United States (US) would be familiar with the term “gerrymandering.” It refers to the practice of redrawing the boundaries of electoral districts (or....

On 31 December 2017, Germany’s Gesetz zur Verbesserung der Rechtsdurchsetzung in Sozialen Netzwerken (Network Enforcement Act) came into force after having been passed by the Bundestag in June 2017....