Quarantine And The Law

It was about 196 years ago (1824) that the U.S. Supreme Court, in an en banc sitting led by Chief Justice John Marshall, affirmed the powers of the state to…

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Kerala’s Vulnerability Test

A high prevalence of disease and a large share of elderly people in the population have been concerns for Kerala during the COVID-19 outbreak. The number of confirmed cases in…

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Centre Defines J&K Domicile Rules

The Union government has issued a notification defining “domiciles” in the new Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir for protecting jobs in the Group D category and entry-level non-gazetted…

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Uncritical Endorsement

There are two aspects to the Supreme Court’s limited intervention in response to the humanitarian crisis set off by the exodus of migrant workers, following the announcement of a country-wide…

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The Return Of The Expert

The expert is back in public discourse. Dismissed until recently as an enemy, a self-indulgent blabber, an arrogant armchair intellectual, he returns now as a valuable adviser and ally, someone…

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