Find Me Guilty (2006)

Genre – Drama/Mafia Run Time – 2h 5m Rotten Tomatoes – 62%IMDb – 7/10 “Send me to jail. I’m not guilty, but I’m used to it.“ – Giacomo ‘Fat Jack’ DiNorscio Find me guilty is a 2006 courtroom comedy-drama based on the longest running mafia trial and the longest federal criminal trial in American history thatContinue reading “Find Me Guilty (2006)”

The UP Ordinance: An Example of Executive Overreach?

In any democracy, institutions perform a multitude of functions like facilitating economic growth, adjudicating claims in a just and fair manner and maintain minimal political order[1]. However, the entire system of party politics, much like legal systems, acknowledges precedents (albeit informally) which set limits for future actions. One such precedent regarding delimiting executive and judicialContinue reading “The UP Ordinance: An Example of Executive Overreach?”

Jurisprudential Differences between India & Singapore on Consensual Homosexual Sex

When it comes to providing rights to homosexuals, sadly, the world has been divided. This is primarily because of the spilt opinions that exist in society. The problem with this is that these opinions affect the judgments made in the courts and laws passed in parliament. When an opinion takes the form of law andContinue reading “Jurisprudential Differences between India & Singapore on Consensual Homosexual Sex”

An Analysis of the nooks and crannies of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971

For the ends of justice to meet it is always essential that the fulcrum which balances the entire judicial system should be kept at a pivotal position to maintain an equilibrium. Justice should be done not only to the conscience but also to be seen to be done hence making it more than an abstractContinue reading “An Analysis of the nooks and crannies of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971”

Judicial Response to the Pandemic: A Step In The Right Direction?

“Access to justice cannot suffer in a lockdown, whatever be the circumstances” ­-Hon’ble Justice Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud[1] It won’t be wrong to say that this pandemic has highlighted the weak links in our justice system. A year ago, when the COVID Pandemic was not a conceivable threat, Hon’ble Supreme Court Justice Shri. Sharad Bobde wasContinue reading “Judicial Response to the Pandemic: A Step In The Right Direction?”

The Doctrine of Separation of Powers

The postulation of the doctrine of separation of powers which can also be termed as division of competences was introduced in Greece and was widely used by the Roman Republic. The concept separation of powers was initially introduced by Aristotle. He mentioned that doctrine in his book named “Politics”. In this book, he specified theContinue reading “The Doctrine of Separation of Powers”

Judicial Review in India

Judicial review is a special power given to the judiciary to keep the constitution as the main guiding element of governance and ensuring its prevalence in every aspect. It runs over the principle of ‘procedure established by law’ under which, the courts test if a law has been made with adherence to the roles grantedContinue reading “Judicial Review in India”

Implementation of Environmental Laws in India

The requirement for insurance and protection of the environment and sustainable utilization of natural resources is reflected in the sacred system of India and furthermore in the global responsibilities of India. The Constitution under Part IVA (Art 51A-Fundamental Duties) throws an obligation on each resident of India to ensure and improve the regular habitat includingContinue reading “Implementation of Environmental Laws in India”

Ambit of Cruelty as a Ground for Divorce

Marriage is indeed a spiritual union between two parties but it shouldn’t force a person to be a part of it if the whole value and objective of marriage is violated. Hence the concept of divorce is important and cruel being such a harsh word shouldn’t define a matrimonial relationship. The divorce procedure in IndiaContinue reading “Ambit of Cruelty as a Ground for Divorce”

The Devious use of Ordinances by the Legislature

Generally, there are three main categories of governmental functions, namely, the legislative, the executive, and judicial functions. To exercise these functions there are three main organs of the government in a State, namely, the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary. In a free democratic state, there must exist a separation of powers between the organsContinue reading “The Devious use of Ordinances by the Legislature”

Euthanasia: Right to life v. Right to Die

Euthanasia can be defined as an intervention to an insufferable exitance such as to end it and release the person of their pain. Euthanasia across generation has been considered as both good and both. According to the Greeks, euthanasia or what they called “good death” was essential to the person at a certain stage orContinue reading “Euthanasia: Right to life v. Right to Die”

COVID-19: A Boon or Bane to the Indian Judiciary?

Every crisis brings some opportunities to enhance and boost your skill. The novel pandemic has affected the world drastically. From business to education every sector of the economy has been disturbed. Access to justice is very important which is only possible when the judicial system will function properly and courts will uphold the justice andContinue reading “COVID-19: A Boon or Bane to the Indian Judiciary?”

Section 295A: Paatal Lok For Filmmakers

The recent web series on the online platform Amazon Prime, by the name of Paatal Lok, has been critically praised by filmmakers across the country. Directed by Avinash Arun and Prosit Roy and produced by Anushka Sharma, the crime thriller-cum-police procedural set mainly in Delhi makes for an engrossing watch, showing several facets of theContinue reading “Section 295A: Paatal Lok For Filmmakers”

Importance of Judicial Role in Law Making

In India, the successful functioning of Indian Judiciary over the years that fall fundamentally within the legislation raises some real and noticeable concerns such as ‘Judicial Activism.’ Similarly, this part of ‘Judicial Activism’ holds the distance from being a true field among others since the law made by the judge has got enormous recognition throughoutContinue reading “Importance of Judicial Role in Law Making”