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Legal Notes, the latest addition in the Newsline Publications group, proposes to bring a fresh perspective to legal issues. On any given day, there could be 40 different items in the news with respect to courts – right down from the Supreme Court to the district court on a range of issues from Blue Whale to NEET to Love Jihad and Blackberry messages. It’s as bewildering as it is exhilarating. In fact, it’s liberating that in this democracy of ours we have the ability to debate agree or dissent as we continue our march onwards. Legal Notes will seek to assess, analyse, debate and dissect how the business of law impacts our lives in a hundred different ways. LN hopes to record the business of law each month for your reading pleasure.
Coming from one of the most successful law ministers of our country, Shanti Bhushan's take on the judiciary is unfiltered and honest. Starting right from the Ayodhya chaos, the Sabrimalai fiasco to the degeneration in the quality of the benches in courts, how has the various mechanisms of our judiciary changed in the last 70 years? Bhushan also provides an interesting take on the current judgements and reveals what he would have done in the scenario. On the International front, we have an Israeli company selling out a software that is alleged to have a role in