“There is no doubt that the socio-economic factors relating to a convict should be taken into consideration for the purposes of deciding whether to award Life Sentence or Death Sentence. The consideration of socio-economic factors is tied up with another important issue and that is whether the convict has had adequate legal representation. It would […]Read more "Review of Death Penalty IV"
“Reliance was placed on State of Maharashtra v. Shankar Krisanrao Khade, 2008 ALL MR (Cri) 2143. It may be mentioned, en passant, that the view of the Bombay High Court in Shankar was not accepted by this Court in Shankar Kisanrao Khade v. State of Maharashtra, (2013) 5 SCC 546 in Paragraphs 60 and 61.” – […]Read more "En Passant II"
“The issues arising relate to procurement of 36 Rafale Fighter Jets for the Indian Airforce. It is our considered opinion/view that the extent of Permissible Judicial Review in matters of contracts, procurement, etc. would vary with the subject matter of the contract and there cannot be any Uniform Standard or Depth of Judicial Review which […]Read more "The Nature of Judicial Power: 36 Rafale Fighter Jets"
My Lord, Consumer-Disputes are Non-Arbitrable? No. The Arbitration Act does not exclude the jurisdiction of the Consumer Forum to decide Consumer-Disputes under The Consumer Act (Skypak Couriers Ltd., (2000) 5 SCC 294). If X opts for Arbitration, it may be possible to state that X cannot, subsequently, file a Complaint under The Consumer Act. However, […]Read more "Section 8 of The Arbitration Act VI: Arbitrable Disputes"
Recently, Hon’ble Justice Ashok Bhushan quoted 650 words of 14th Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Justice A.N. Ray. These words are to be found in 4 Paragraphs in 2 Judgments. The style is exhibited below: “In Jagir Singh v. State of Bihar, (1976) 2 SCC 942 the Court was considering the definition of “owner” as defined in Bihar Taxation […]Read more "The Revival of Ray X"
“The Present Appeal arises from the Judgment of a Learned Single Judge of the High Court of Calcutta by which the Respondent’s Application for condoning a delay of 514 days in filing an Application under Section 34 of The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 was allowed. This Court needs to assess whether the benefit of […]Read more "Section 34(3) of The Arbirtration Act"
It was decided. 8 December, 1930 would be ‘Operation Simpson Day’. The journey began at 12:00 in the afternoon. Three Men sat in a taxi and headed for the Writers Building. One of them had his birthday < 50 hours ago. The last ride together. [File No. 59/19/30] 12:30. Cap, coat, tie, trousers, boots – […]Read more "December 8, 1930"