All stories by M J Antony
2020: Supreme Court in many shades of greyRediff.com30 Dec 2020
Sensitive cases like the validity of the scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution, the Citizenship Act, and states challenging perceived assault on federalism were on the back burner. An analysis of the judgments delivered in the past months would show that it was acting more like a court of appeal rather than a Constitutional court, observes M J Antony.
Coming soon! AI in Indian courtsRediff.com13 Jan 2020
'It is feared that AI can predict the outcome of a case once it is launched.' 'It knows the law, precedents and judicial thinking better.' 'If AI becomes too common, clients will start using the software to measure the chance of success of their cases,' says M J Antony.
Civic authorities can be criminally prosecutedRediff.com9 Jan 2020
The big question is whether the regulators will have the courage to prosecute the bigwigs in the cities.
How Modi 2.0 can revamp the judiciaryRediff.com7 Jun 2019
The momentum created by the landslide victory of the ruling party should be utilised to carry forward reforms in the legal field, says M J Antony.
Challenges await the Supreme CourtRediff.com31 Jan 2019
'After each election the losers troop to the court with various objections. The general election will not be different.' 'It could be worse if there is no clear majority and the President has to invite the party with the largest number to form the government,' points out M J Antony.
What the Supreme Court told us this yearRediff.com31 Dec 2018
From Rafale relief to heat on realtors, 10 landmark Supreme Court judgments in 2018.
How this judge is shaping India's future with 'minority views'Rediff.com5 Oct 2018
Since Justice D Y Chandrachud is one of the youngest on the bench and is slated to become the Chief Justice of India on the seniority principle, his views have special significance for the future, says M J Antony.
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi: A rebel with a causeRediff.com3 Oct 2018
Having declared democracy in danger at a famous press conference in January, the newly sworn-in chief justice's stint of 1 year and 44 days will be keenly watched for what he does to defend this ideal
How babus yearn to wear the judicial hat in tribunalsRediff.com7 Jun 2018
'Experience of administration may make a member of civil service a good administrator but not necessarily an able and impartial adjudicator,' observes the Supreme Court.
Justice Gogoi's competence is unquestionedRediff.com9 Apr 2018
Who is the judge next in line to be Chief Justice of India? M J Antony tells us about Justice Gogoi who has put 'discharging a debt to the nation' above the prospect of being the next CJI.
SC bars foreign law cos, advocates from practising in IndiaRediff.com14 Mar 2018
The apex court, however, said foreign lawyers could not be barred from coming to India and conduct international commercial arbitration proceedings.
The People's JudgeRediff.com5 Dec 2017
The 70-year-old is so unassuming that it is reported that he has not removed the name plate in his ancestral home in Jodhpur that reads, 'Judge, Supreme Court'.
From April 1 vehicle owners will have to switch to BS-IVRediff.com21 Mar 2017
Most of the leading vehicle manufacturers were before the court, though their stand was not identical and sometimes contradictory.
2016: 10 judgments that changed IndiaRediff.com29 Dec 2016
M J Antony reviews some of the most notable cases of the year.
Litigation that brings a bad name to countryRediff.com14 Sep 2016
The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of ACC Cement, ruling that if a product is manufactured by one firm and sold by another with the latter's brand name, that sale would attract sales tax, not the first transaction.
Turning a mirror to judiciaryRediff.com10 May 2016
The CJs' conclave didn't touch core issues and remedies within their reach, says M J Antony.
How some SC judgements changed the game for corporate IndiaRediff.com28 Dec 2015
The 1995 judgment in the Union of India vs Cricket Association of Bengal case emphasised that free speech is essential for a successful democracy and citizens must have a plurality of views and a range of opinions on all public issues, says M J Antony.
New Chief Justice of India has his task cut outRediff.com5 Nov 2015
With a term ending in January 2017, he has to move fast to tackle the tough tasks cut out for him, says M J Antony.
Burdens the Supreme Court must shedRediff.com4 Nov 2015
The power of judicial review is being stretched to breaking point.
Bounced cheque: Company need not be accusedRediff.com27 Jul 2015
Bombay High Court view opposed to this was wrong.