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Law-merick: Could the Constitutional Engine get derailed?

Recently, a very highly-rated and learned Milord was in the news for inter alia saying: "The Constitution fails when a cartoonist is jailed for Sedition. When jail instead of bail is granted to a blogger who was critical of religious architecture, the Constitution fails."

February 12,2019

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Law-merick: Paying the price of statues and pride

The interesting thing is that whatever the Hon'ble Court dishes out as sauce for the goose, will also be sauce for the gander…which, put quite simply means: if a CM can suffer after becoming an ex, so can some PM suffer upon becoming an ex!

February 11,2019

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Law-merick: Are our directions like a subordinate's report?

The Apex Court does at times bar the shifting of investigating officers in sensitive probes to ensure continuity, speed and thoroughness in investigations. But of late, such orders tended to be overlooked or ignored. This Law-merick celebrates the welcome cracking of the judicial whip against those who grow too big for their boots.

February 8,2019

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Law-merick: Maybe Lord Rama also had a say?

No, we are not talking about the the fall in judicial standards ... Nor the continuing fall in standards of the Bar... Just the fall of an adventurous Milord from his bike!

February 7,2019

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Law-merick: When the AG shows signs of intolerance and rage

That the alleged "contempt" is considered to be criminal contempt for questioning the whole methodology of "sealed cover communications" and for conjecturing that this may have contained inaccuracies which misled the Supreme Court, seems to have been taken as a personal affront by the Hon'ble AG, who represented the Government in the by now infamous CBI top brass case.

February 5,2019

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Law-merick: On Teltumbde, arbitrariness has always had its way

But the way the Sessions judge has behaved in this case is most amusing. Bemused by this all too familiar merry-go-round of a "judicial mind", Gook was inspired to pen this Lawmerick

February 3,2019

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Law-merick: Beware the ides of March!

The "doctrine of legitimate expectation" does not seem to apply to those who never tire of preaching it to everyone else. Judges moving into the Apex Court's Collegium can be like Jupiter moving into the lucky signs of aspiring judicial horoscopes bestowing unexpected grace upon them to facilitate their quick elevation to the Court of Supreme Wisdom.

February 2,2019

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Law-merick: In memory of those who always lose the plot

Gook wonders if the real dishoused ever get heard when plots reserved for them are unscrupulously swallowed whole by pot-bellied politicians and power-crazed Milords..

February 1,2019

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Law-merick: Why throw 'Gold Mohurs' at every penny?

While various High Courts framed rules based on the ruling, those who loved the "square gown" started thinking of ways and means to add up more points or marks to their tally. Suddenly, some aspirants became public-spirited and began volunteering for pro bono work, while others who struggled to draft a praecipe began submitting learned articles to legal journals, a feat inter alia achieved by engaging studious interns to do research and prepare draft articles!

January 30,2019

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Law-merick: Has Aadhaar really passed the test?

Gook wonders while the Supreme Court upholds Aadhaar Act with several clauses deleted and/or read down, and as Justice DY Chandrachud dissents, has the Executive’s zest been put on a leash?

September 26,2018

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Law-merick: Whither freedom of speech, Milords?

In what could at worst have been a bailable offence, the local court remanded the Canadian student protestor Lois Sofia to judicial custody for 15 days! She was later let off, but the fact that merely using the F-word now lands one in jail, is something to ponder on.

September 15,2018

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Law-merick: At the Baron’s bash

Once upon a time, a Milord from a neighbouring State strayed into Gook's favourite High Court as its Chief Justice so that he could relax and enjoy the good times for a few months before he was ready to be placed as a decoration on some Commission post-retirement.

September 15,2018

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