The authors, in this article, discuss the Supreme Court's growing backlog of cases. Through the example of the demonetization verdict, the authors highlight the need for prioritizing substantial legal and constitutional matters. They have also discussed recent reforms made to the case listing system and the need for broad-based reforms to address the issue of backlog.
The author in the piece argues that progressive constitutions should keep pace with societal changes, avoid abuse, and ensure citizen participation. The discussion is in light of the recent events in Chile and India show erosion of constitutional principles, compromising democratic institutions and principles of federalism.
Critiquing The Existing Literature By Analyzing The ‘Surname’ Debate
The author in this article highlights the Hon'ble Apex Court's interpretation of the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956 and the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956, with regard to the biological mother’s right to decide the child's surname. The article also addresses the question of whose surname will prevail in light of a judgment of Italian Constitutional Court and critiques existing pieces on the Akella verdict.
Reform, That You May Preserve
The author in this piece discusses the ongoing conflict over the method of judicial appointments in India. He critiques judicial primacy in judicial appointments in light of the dissent of Justice Chelameswar in the NJAC case. The author suggested a new model based on the United Kingdom's model for appointing judges in India.
EWS Judgement: Upholding the Cause of Social Justice
The authors in this piece have discussed the EWS judgement passed by the Supreme Court of India. They have analysed the EWS judgement to see if they ascertain to the Constitutional spirit and promote equality in the future scope of the society