(Guest Post by Chintan Chandrachud) The doctrine of substantive legitimate expectations is a fairly new addition to the ‘armoury of courts in ensuring that discretions are exercised fairly’. It enables litigants, even in the absence of a legal right, to hold the government to its promise, policy or established practice. In contrast with its procedural…

Guest Post by Manish G.   On 22.08.2013, the Supreme Court Registry issued a notice listing certain pending matters before a Constitution Bench that will commence hearings w.e.f. 03.09.2013. The list is nearly ten pages long and broadly involves five sets of cases. This post takes a look at these and briefly summarises the points…