Posted on behalf of MyLaw We’ve written here previously about Part 1 of The Case That Triggered An Emergency. That video was about how a group of underdogs managed to unseat Prime Minister Indira Gandhi through an unprecedented verdict of the Allahabad High Court. The story, as we all know, did not end there. What…

By  Jhuma Sen The Feminist Judgment Project India imagines the possibilities of collaborative writing of alternate judgments for several Indian cases across a broad range of legal issues having a significant bearing on women. At the heart of the project are a set of basic questions—can one formulate a distinctively feminist judicial practice? If so,…

In a recent piece for Bar and Bench, Arvind Datar examines whether a fundamental right can be waived. I had long assumed that this question was settled in Basheshwar Nath’s Case. The Court declared, we learnt many years ago in law school, that there could be no waiver of fundamental rights. But the issue has lingered…

The Land Rights Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research is looking to hire a research associate . Candidates who meet the following eligibility criteria may consider applying for this position.  1. Hold Bachelor’s and Law degrees from reputed institutions. 2. Possess excellent research and writing skills; 3. Have a demonstrated interest (either through academic…

by Sujoy Chatterjee The National Football League (NFL) in the U.S. has been in the news of late, for football players allegedly disrespecting the U.S. national anthem by kneeling/sitting/silently demonstrating during the playing of the national anthem before kick-off. There is a raging debate in the U.S. on, amongst others, whether dissent/protest during the national…

This is the third post by Ujwala Uppaluri in the series on the ‘right to privacy’ hearings in the Supreme Court. You can read parts I & II here and here This case offers the court an opportunity to set the terms of engagement for civil liberties arguments in the face of technological change, and…

Posted on behalf of Sital Kalantry New Book: Women’s Human Rights and Migration: Sex-Selective Abortion Law in the United States and India published by the University of Pennsylvania Press 2017 In this new book, I examine prohibitions on sex-selective abortion that are sweeping state legislatures across the United States from a critical race, empirical, and…

The privacy hearings before a 9-judge bench (excellently covered by Ujwala Uppaluri on this blog) have excited much attention. Some thoughts on these hearings below: On the adjudicative form: This is how adjudication, especially in a constitutional court, should normally function–a reasonably large bench that takes it time to hear multiple voices on the most fundamental…

(This is the second post by Ujwala Uppaluri in a series on the ‘right to privacy’ hearings in the Supreme Court of India. The first post can be accessed here.)   On Tuesday and Wednesday last week, Petitioners in the Aadhaar cases presented arguments asserting the existence of a fundamental right to privacy before 9…