Analysing the Scheme of Open Texture of Legal Language in the Goonda Act, 2021 (Part 2)

The second part of the series uses Ronald Dworkin to elaborate upon how constitutional rights would function as limitations that must be observed by courts to ensure that the interpretive discourse retains ‘justice-qualities’ in the light of broad and vague provisions of the Goonda Act. Continue reading Analysing the Scheme of Open Texture of Legal Language in the Goonda Act, 2021 (Part 2)

Analysing the Scheme of Open Texture of Legal Language in the Goonda Act, 2021 (Part 1)

This blog series throws light upon the controversy surrounding ‘Lakshadweep Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Regulation 2021’ using the understanding of the core and penumbra. The first part of the series shows how open texture inhabits most of the provisions of the Goonda Act and how it can prejudice the adjudication process. Further, the first part shows that reversion to ‘rights’ as indicators of ‘justice-quality’ of judicial discourse is apt in ‘Hard Cases’ in the backdrop of the Goonda Act. Continue reading Analysing the Scheme of Open Texture of Legal Language in the Goonda Act, 2021 (Part 1)

The Salience of Mill’s Individualism in the Navtej Singh Johar Judgment

By: Advaya Hari Singh INTRODUCTION On 6th September 2018 the Supreme Court had its “moment of atonement”, a moment which comes seldom in the history of constitutional adjudication. This was the moment when Supreme Court decriminalized Section 377 to allow a marginalized section of the society to truly realize their constitutional guarantees in a democracy. These moments allow the Apex Court to pause and reflect on … Continue reading The Salience of Mill’s Individualism in the Navtej Singh Johar Judgment

Law as a Tool to Protect

By: Abhishek Dwivedi “If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.” – Winston S. Churchill In 2014, when the new Indian government took charge, one of the first priorities it listed in its election manifesto was to repeal a host of redundant and obsolete laws. The idea was to simplify the doing of business in the country and emphasize the Make-in-India scheme. … Continue reading Law as a Tool to Protect