The Case for ‘She’ Roes in the Army: Unscrambling the Gendered Underpinnings Through Babita Puniya

The Apex Court has unequivocally highlighted its quest to bid adieu to entrenched gender inequalities, especially the forms which stem from stereotypical notions. The author of this article analyses the landmark decision in Babita Puniya and inspects the gendered underpinnings of the ‘difficulties’ which are attributed to having women officers in command positions. Continue reading The Case for ‘She’ Roes in the Army: Unscrambling the Gendered Underpinnings Through Babita Puniya

The Constitutionality of a Non-sectarian Requirement: The US Supreme Court’s Considerations on Religious Schools’ Funding

In this article, the author analyses the pending U.S. Supreme Court case Carson v. Makin which delves into the complex question of whether state laws could prohibit funding to sectarian educational institutions, in an otherwise general funding aid scheme for secondary school students. The Court’s decision may have a consequential impact on funding for religious schools, requiring keen attention to First Amendment jurisprudence, owing to a complicated judicial history about the Free Exercise and Establishment clauses. This piece particularly comes in light of a line of recent decisions raising concern over discrimination against sectarian interests. Continue reading The Constitutionality of a Non-sectarian Requirement: The US Supreme Court’s Considerations on Religious Schools’ Funding

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)