Last Sunday I participated in Nangavaram Lakshminarayan Rajah‘s heritage tour of the Madras High Court. Rajah is a senior advocate and a passionate history buff. His knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm are unmatched. I strongly recommend the tour to anyone interested in legal history. We weren’t allowed to take photos by the High Court’s overzealous security staff. So I’ve…

Guest Post by Anuj Bhuwania, South Asian University, about his new book. My book ‘Courting the People: Public Interest Litigation in Post-Emergency India’ is going to be released this weekend as part of the 4th Law and Social Sciences Network (LASSnet) Conference from 10-12th December in New Delhi. Published by Cambridge University Press, the book is part…

Professor Upendra Baxi recently spoke at OP Jindal University on the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act. Here is a transcript of his remarks. Mr Vice Chancellor, OP Jindal University, Dr. Dipika Jain and her Colleagues, distinguished faculty colleagues, dear students, and gentlepersons: All of us meet under shadow of the US President-elect Donald Trump. I…

The third conference of the International Public Policy Association will take place at Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy from 28th June to 30th June 2017. One of the panels explores public policy differences between countries with liberal constitutions and those with transformative constitutions. The organizers have issued a call for papers. More…

How sustained are the impacts of the Supreme Court’s decisions on environmental issues? Shareen Joshi, a development economics excerpt at Georgetown University, addresses this issue in a forthcoming paper. She focuses on the Supreme Court’s decision tackling industrial pollution in the Ganga. According to Professor Joshi, “difference-in-difference” estimations indicate that the ruling led to reductions…

Guest Post by Rudrajyoti Ray, Advocate, New Delhi and Kolkata It is murder, if the intentional infliction of bodily injury is sufficient in the ordinary course of nature to cause death. In February 2011, a day before her engagement ceremony, 23-year-old Soumya was injured, raped and robbed. She died a few days later, in a…