Category Archives: Constitutional Law

[Case Brief] The Divisional Personal Officer, Southern Railway and Another v/s TR Chellappan and Others, 1975

Brief Facts and Procedural History- In the present judgment, Civil Appeal Nos. 1664 of 1974, Civil Appeal Nos. 891 & Civil Appeal Nos. 892 of 1975, have been jointly disposed of.  A close analysis of the factual data reveals that the grounds on which the respondents have approached the High Court are identical however the […]

[Case Brief] Shreya Singhal v/s Union of India, 2015

Brief Facts and Procedural History: Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 came into force by virtue of an Amendment Act of 2009. The petitioner in the present writ petition has thus challenged the constitutional validity of section 66A. The petitioner has claimed that Section 66A has given rise to new forms of crimes […]

[Case Brief] State of Madras v/s VG Row and Others, 1952

State of Madras v/s V.G.Row & Others is a five-judge bench decision delivered by Supreme Court of India on 31st March 1952. In the present appeal, the State of Madras has appealed against the decision of High Court of Madras. The important act/sections discussed in the present case are thus: (1) Constitution of India- Article […]

[Case Brief] Just Society v/s Union of India, 2017

(This post was written by Darshan Patankar and Manish Soni from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar) Just Society v/s Union of India was decided on 27th April 2017. It is a two-judge bench decision wherein the Honourable Supreme Court of India has upheld the Constitutional validity of Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013. The Lokpal and […]