The Leaflet’s Weekend Conversations – What CJI U.U.Lalit’s reform of the listing system in the Supreme Court could mean for its effective functioning?

In this podcast, The Leaflet’s team continues to review the week’s legal news: the stories that made the headlines and also those you may have missed. 

In this episode, we look at the merits of ‘listing’ reform which the Chief Justice of India, U.U. Lalit has undertaken in the Supreme Court to reduce pendency of cases and seek to answer the question whether it will yield results.  

We also look at the focus of the Supreme Court Constitution bench’s hearing of the Economically Weaker Sections’ (EWS) reservations case last week and ask whether the EWS quota can withstand legal scrutiny.   

And we consider whether the hearing of the challenges to the ban on hijab in Karnataka by a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court will ultimately result in the case being referred to a Constitution bench. 

The podcast starts with a brief summary of some of the other legal news as reported by the newspapers in the preceding week by The Leaflet’s staff writer, Sarah Thanawala.

The conversation was recorded on September 18, 2022.

Produced by The Leaflet’s team comprising V.Venkatesan, Gursimran Kaur Bakshi, and Sarah Thanawala.


Prashant Padmanabhan, Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court of India, and a close observer of the Indian judiciary.

Thulasi K Raj, lawyer practising at the Supreme Court and Kerala High Court with academic and research interests in constitutional law, anti-discrimination law, law and religion and comparative human rights. 

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