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After the failure of 'Reject the Recall' campaign in California, a judge was removed for the first time in the state in more than 80 years. The move considered a milestone, has raised significant questions on the system of the judiciary. Legal Notes' cover story in the July 2018 issue, focuses on the system of recalling judges and whether the same can be applied in the Indian context. In addition, LN takes a close look at the draft of a new bill that promises to end red tapism in Punjab. The hotly discussed topic on environmentalists' list in Bengaluru isn't the foam coming out of the Bellandur Lake but is that of Pattandur Agrahara Lake which surprisingly, has a private entity as its owner. Saving the iconic lake from being converted to a mere piece of land, residents' bodies have been fighting for its protection against the land sharks who want to take over the lake. With an all-time high demand for organ transplants in India and with high profile cases skipping the queue, an insight into the complex market of transplantation. A suffering homebuyer talks about the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Ordinance and how homebuyers remain miles away from the benefits of the ordinance. Plus: All the regular features.
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.