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xsa1qmaqThe old aphorism that managing lawyers is like herding cats was applied originally to managing partners of law firms trying to control their partnership.

Supreme Court advocate KV Dhananjay argues that former CBI director Ranjit Sinha’s clandestine meetings with 2G and Coal scam accused were prima facie illegal.

LI-Listen-logo Listen yaar, the Delhi high court said that women who’ve entered menopause can’t be raped, right?

Madras HC lays another brick in the wall against RTIKarnataka advocate @certiorary argues that a recent Madras high court judgment is the latest erosion of transparency in the judiciary, despite the RTI Act, and needs to be fixed at a higher level.

LouboutinThis is a reminder for myself: a reminder that being aware of how I don’t want to be man-handled does not mean I am fussy, or hormonal, or (my favourite) “being such a girl”.

Tom Cruise Supreme Court advocate KV Dhananjay argues that the Karnataka legislature’s amendment to the so-called Goonda’s Act is ‘exceedingly dangerous’.

KV DhananjaySupreme Court advocate KV Dhananjay argues that the public interest litigations against the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) bill must fail, at least at this point in time…

Kian Ganz explains on Newslaundry how over the last week the papers have been happily running with a news story about how AK Ganguly, the former Supreme Court judge who had allegedly harassed one of his interns after retirement, with headlines such as “Ganguly gets Centre’s clean chit in intern case”.

The only problem: it never actually happened. Read the full article on Newslaundry that shows how badly they got it wrong.

Prashant Reddy: Listening to FaliDelhi lawyer Prashant Reddy argues that many of the plans for reforming the Indian courts fail to see the most fundamental problem - a lack of transparency – and proposes several ideas to fixing it.

Nalsar Hyderabad student Anindita Mukherjee analyses today’s Supreme Court judgment recognising the “third gender” and points out what the apex court may have missed.

Nandita SaikiaLawyer Nandita Saikia discusses how the recent criminal law recent reforms, imposing the death penalty for rape, are a symptom of the problem but not a solution.

The fact that a Lokpal bill did get passed at all, should give pause for thought.

RaGa: Not a lawyerWith Lok Sabha elections now scheduled to start on 7 April it is fair to ask: what has the current government done for India's legal profession? And can any of the others do better?

Artist's Impression 0 For all intents and purposes, a lot of credit should go to Karanjawala & Co, for they have proven what difference a lawyer can make (or a team of six or more, judging by the number cc’d to my recent email correspondence with the firm).

Role models Most lawyers will publicly decry that they have any emotional attachment to their firm’s league table position; in truth (or with time) almost every lawyer ends up caring about it anyway.

The Delhi high court’s order, restricting media coverage of the sexual harassment allegations against Swatanter Kumar, should give the Supreme Court cause to consider its Sahara gag order decision, argues Chinamyi Arun, research director at the Centre for Communication Governance at NLU Delhi and fellow at the CIS Bangalore.

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