January 12, 2007Public Policy

Three cheers for the rights test”

The day would not be complete without celebrating the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

It’s simple. Any law—even one enacted under the back-door Ninth Schedule of the Constitution—can be struck down by the Supreme Court if it violates the fundamental rights of India’s citizens. Rights are supreme. Laws have to pass the rights test”. Those that fail can now be rendered null and void. [See full text of judgement]

Let’s drink to that!



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