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
By: Utkarsh Agarwal A couple of days ago, I came across a question on Quora: “Is Law a science?” It is a clichéd question with several ways to approach it. In my enthusiasm, I wrote an answer about how the facts of an individual case shape the law and there is no one fixed hypothesis that governs the functioning of law, and therefore, law is … Continue reading Is Law Science?
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