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Doctrine of Arbitrariness

Arbitrariness is the quality of being “determined by chance, whim, or impulse, and not by necessity, reason, or principle”. Arbitrary decisions are not necessarily the same as random decisions. For example, during the 1973 oil crisis, Americans were allowed to purchase gasoline only on odd-numbered days if their license plate was odd, and on …

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Remembering landmark judgment I.R. Coelho (dead) by LRs v. State of T.N. (2007)

The Hon’ble Supreme Court considered the fundamental question that whether on and after 24th April, 1973, when basic structure doctrine was propounded, it is permissible for the Parliament under Article 31B to immunize legislation from fundamental rights by inserting them into the Ninth Schedule and, if so, what is its …

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