Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Manu Sebastian July 4, 2018 1:06 pm Change Font Size “If a well deliberated legitimate decision of the Council of Ministers is not given effect to due to an attitude to differ on the part of the Lieutenant Governor, then the concept of collective responsibility would stand negated”- CJI In a significant judgment, the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court held that the Lieutenant-General of the Delhi had to act as per the aid and advise of the Council of Ministers of Delhi Government except in matters of land, police and public order. It held that the LG cannot interfere in each and every decision of the Delhi Government. Although decisions of the Government have to be communicated to the LG, there is no need to obtain the concurrence of LG in all matters. The Court also held that Delhi was not a ‘State’, and occupied a special status under the Constitution. There were three separate and concurring … [Read more...] about Govt.Of Delhi Vs Lt.Governor : Summary of Supreme Court Judgment
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Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law News Network July 3, 2018 8:58 pm Change Font Size (a) All the States shall send their proposals in anticipation of the vacancies to the Union Public Service Commission, well in time at least three months prior to the date of retirement of the incumbent on the post of Director General of Police; (b) The Union Public Service Commission shall prepare the panel as per the directions of this Court in the judgment in Prakash Singh’s case and intimate to the States (c) The State shall immediately appoint one of the persons from the panel prepared by the Union Public Service Commission; (d) None of the States shall ever conceive of the idea of appointing any person on the post of Director General of Police on acting basis for there is no concept of acting Director General of Police as per the decision in Prakash Singh’s case; (e) An endeavour has to be made by all concerned to see that the person who was … [Read more...] about Appointment Of Director General of Police (DGPs): Supreme Court’s Directions [Read Order]
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law July 3, 2018 7:17 pm Change Font Size “In 2017, we can see that while Article 19 freedoms were not that strongly prominent, Article 25 Right to Freedom of Religion protection was very strong”, Jayna Kothari, Editor, Rights in Review & Director, Centre for Law & Policy Research. ‘Rights in Review’ is an annual review of the decisions of the Supreme Court of India on the protection of fundamental rights, prepared and published by Supreme Court Observer under the aegis of Centre for Law and Public Research. The first review was published in 2014. In 2017, the fourth edition of the Review was published, covering the decisions of the Supreme Court dealing with fundamental rights in the year 2017. In this interview with Live Law, Jayna Kothari, the Editor of Rights in Review 2017 edition and also the Director of Centre for Law and Policy Research, shares her insights and reflections … [Read more...] about Dissecting Supreme Court’s Protection of Fundamental Rights- In conversation with Jayna Kothari, Editor, Rights in Review
close Video A look at Trump's potential SCOTUS picks Who are the frontrunners to replace Justice Kennedy, and what do we know about them? #Tucker Both conservative legal scholars and activists say they are pleased with the “short list” that President Trump will choose his Supreme Court nominee from. All have solid academic and legal credentials along with a strong commitment to not legislating from the bench. Given that the process of picking a Supreme Court nominee is inherently political, President Trump won’t surprise anyone if his final choice involves some political advantage to him or Republicans. If that’s the case he couldn’t do better than to pick U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Amul Thapar as the first American of Indian or Asian descent to be nominated. Thapar, a native of Troy, Michigan, is a shining example of the success of the four-million strong Indian-American community, which now has the highest median household … [Read more...] about Potential Trump Supreme Court pick Amul Thakar would be good for the court and good for Republicans
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Chanakya Sharma June 9, 2018 1:08 pm Change Font Size In case of Supreme Court, the right to transparency must end an inch before the right to speculate is created. The proponents of live streaming often advance various examples but chief among them is, other countries where the practice prevails, comparison of court with Parliament and the fact of latter allowing live streaming, and the need for educating the masses on how courts decide cases, and so forth. All these reasons combined together are too tempting for a neutral citizen to not favor live streaming. However, a deeper analysis of each of these reasons would entail that they cannot be blindly applied to decide the issue. The eminent judge from United States Supreme Court Justice Scalia was once asked as to why the proceedings in Supreme Court and other federal courts be not telecast live so that people can be educated about what goes into the courtroom … [Read more...] about Should The Supreme Court Proceedings Be Live Streamed?