Justify Episode 7 – Sentinel on the Qui Vive

Justify | Podcast · January 11, 2020
Author(s): Arghya Sengupta

On the seventh episode of Justify: Sentinel on the Qui Vive

Round-Up important cases from 2019: (i) Swiss Ribbons, where the SC exercised restraint when dealing with an economic legislation; (ii) In re: Stubble Burning, where the SC passed extensive orders directing the executive to curb the practice of stubble burning; (iii) the Ayodhya judgment; (iv) Yashwant Sinha vs CBI, where the SC refused to order a probe into the Rafale case and (v) a full bench judgement from the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court on the ambit of powers under Articles 226 and 227.

Deep Dive into a series of reports authored by the judicial reforms team (JALDI) at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. The reports cover a variety of issues like transparency, infrastructure and budgeting and provide empirical data to help diagnose the state of the Indian judiciary.

Listeners can expect an informative conversation which provides a succinct and well-researched perspective on the Indian judiciary.

As always, write to us at justify@vidhilegalpolicy.in with the answer in our weekly legal quiz CLATTR, and stand a chance to win a thousand rupee Amazon voucher. Last week’s winner was Divya Dimri, the correct answer was George Orwell from Animal Farm.

About Arghya Sengupta:

Arghya is the Founder and Research Director at Vidhi. His areas of specialisation are constitutional law and regulation of the digital economy. He has served on a number of government committees including most recently the Justice B.N. Srikrishna-led committee of experts on a data protection framework for India. Arghya has a number of academic publications on the Supreme Court, Parliament, fundamental rights in leading law journals such as Law Quarterly Review and Public Law. He is also a columnist at The Telegraph, The Hindustan Times and The Times of India. He has most recently authored a book "Independence and Accountability of the Indian Higher Judiciary" (Cambridge, 2019) which builds on his doctoral work at Oxford University. Prior to founding Vidhi, he was at Oxford as a Lecturer in Administrative Law at Pembroke College. Link to full bio