On Day 1 of the Aadhaar hearing, senior counsel P Chidambaram had referred the bench to the 2007 judgment in Raja Ram Pal v. Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha, wherein it was observed, “Article 212 seems to make it possible for a citizen to call in question in the appropriate court of law the validity of any proceedings inside the legislative chamber if his case is that the said proceedings suffer not from mere irregularity of procedure, but from an illegality. If the impugned procedure is illegal and unconstitutional, it would be open to be scrutinized in a court of law, though such scrutiny is prohibited if the complaint against the procedure is no more than this that the procedure was irregular.” … [Read more...] about Aadhaar Hearing [Day 15] Introduction Of Aadhaar Bill As Money Bill Unconstitutional: Datar, Chidambaram
Riley got a call from the driver who informed him that he was hauling the cash for a drug dealer and he wanted “to get out of the business,” federal prosecutor Jim Clancy said Friday. Riley then got permission from his supervisors to meet the driver at the truck stop. The agents got the driver’s consent to search the van and found seven cardboard boxes containing the cash, one box of records, a duffel bag and suitcase, Clancy said. … [Read more...] about Ex-state narcotics agent pleads guilty to accepting drug money
President Donald Trump is expected to sign related legislation this week making it easier for prosecutors and sex trafficking victims to take legal action against websites that list ads for prostitutes. Children's advocates say such advertising is one way minors are sexually exploited. … [Read more...] about House bill targets money laundering by human traffickers
The flamboyant and ever-so-quotable Clayton lawyer represents the ex-husband of the woman with whom the governor had an affair. The governor allegedly took a photo of the half-naked woman without her consent. It was the revelation of audio recordings the ex-husband made of his ex-wife talking about the affair that kicked off Greitens’ legal problems, which now include two felony charges and possible impeachment. Last week, Watkins admitted that an anonymous courier delivered $100,000 in cash to his office around the time the story broke. … [Read more...] about Messenger: The lesson in Al Watkins’ secret $100,000? Dark money begets dark money.
When Justice D. Y. Chandrachud expressed doubts regarding section 57 of the Aadhaar Act allowing any “person” or “body corporate”, being non-state entities, to demand Aadhaar, considering the purported nature of the Act of a Money Bill, the AG submitted that the section is merely an additional provision permitting the use of the Aadhaar architecture pursuant to a contract which in turn may have a connection to the Consolidated Fund of India. … [Read more...] about Aadhaar [Day-35]AG Again Justifies The Introduction Of Aadhaar Bill As Money Bill