Author: Muskan Dosar

Audi Alteram Partem

September 17, 2020

Meaning: This legal maxim means “No men should be condemned unheard“. Audi alteram partem is derived from a Latin phrase “audiatur et altera pars”. In other words, it means no party should be punished without a fair trial. Details: This legal maxim is based on the principle of natural justice and fair play and it […]

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Actio personalis moritur cum persona

September 13, 2020

Meaning: Actio personalis moritur cum persona has a Latin origin. It means “A personal right of action dies with the person”. Details: This legal maxim implies that once a person is dead, his actions of tort and Contract terminates and all his duties and remedies are destroyed. However, in due course of time, the rule […]

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Actus Non Facit Reum, Nisi Mens Sit Rea

September 10, 2020

Meaning: It means “The act itself does not constitute guilt unless done with a guilty intent” Details: Actus rea and Mens rea are the two necessary elements for the commission of any crime. The term “actus rea” means the body is guilty and the term “mens rea” means the mind is guilty. A guilty mind […]

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SC rejects interim bail plea of 1984 anti-Sikh riots convict, Sajjan Kumar

September 5, 2020

The Supreme Court of India on 4th September rejected the interim bail plea of 1985 anti-Sikh riots convict, Sajjan Kumar, The bench was headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, Justice A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian. “Sorry. We are not inclined. Dismissed,” exclaimed Chief Justice S A Bobde. Sajjan Kumar is serving life imprisonment after […]

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NLSIU not to give admissions on the basis of CLAT 2020

September 3, 2020

Due to unfortunate circumstances faced due to Covid-19 and repeated postponement of CLAT 2020, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Banglore decided to back out of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) this year. Revised admission notice affirmed “The University will not accept CLAT 2020 scores for admissions to Academic Year 2020-2021…. Any students who […]

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Activist-Lawyer Prashant Bhushan fined Rs. 1 for Contempt of Court.

August 31, 2020

On August 14, 2020, the Supreme Court of India held Activist-Lawyer Prashant  Bhushan liable for contempt of court and Attorney General K.K. Venugopal advised Prashant Bhushan to seek apology from the court. Earlier Mr. Bhushan. made the tweet on Chief Justice Bobde, after he posted a picture on a bike which belonged to a BJP […]

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11-judge bench to hear a petition challenging Maratha reservation

August 29, 2020

On 26 August 2020, The Supreme Court of India directed to set up an 11-Judge bench to reconsider its 50% cap on Maratha reservation. Earlier in 1992, a 50% limit on the reservation was declared by the nine judge’s bench in the Indira Sawhney case. A bunch of petitions was filed contending that the law, […]

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70% minimum attendance to sit for exams not mandatory: Delhi H.C.

August 26, 2020

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Delhi University that they cannot force students to fulfill criteria of minimum 70% attendance to sit for exams. A law student filed a petition in Delhi High Court for not being able to sit for exams due to medical issues. The Court exclaimed “You cannot say students […]

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Legislation to Prohibit Candidates from contesting election

August 25, 2020

In the case of Public Interest Foundation and others vs. Union of India, A division bench of Justices N. Kirubakaran and V.M. Velumani made observations and gave directions to the Central Government to produce records of persons with Criminal Background, who are part of political parties,  contesting elections and are even the policymakers bearing top […]

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