The ongoing case of State of Uttaranchal v. Balwant Singh Chaufal came up for hearing before the Supreme Court Bench of Justice Dalveer Bhandari and Justice Gyan Sudha Misra on May 3. The Court’s judgment on 18th January 2010 in this case laying down certain guidelines provoked an interesting discussion on our blog earlier. The Court had then issued notices to all High Courts to frame rules and notify them. While some High Courts have responded, others have got a fresh opportunity to do so, before the next hearing scheduled on July 19. The May 3 order is available here.