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Appellate court has power to stay conviction under CrPC: SC

The Supreme Court of India has clarified that an appellate court has power to stay conviction under Code of Criminal Procedure and upon such stay, disqualification of a member of Parliament or State legislature under Representation of the People Act … Continue reading

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Guilty plea doesn’t bar challenge to constitutionality of statute: USSC

The Supreme Court of United States recently held that a guilty plea, by itself, does not bar a federal criminal defendant from challenging the constitutionality of his statute of conviction on direct appeal. In this case, Defendant pleaded guilty to … Continue reading

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Accused can’t be kept in custody for indefinite period: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently held that a person cannot be kept in jail  indefinitely when he has not been convicted. The Court emphasized on the  fundamental right of dignified life and the inherent principle of  criminal jurisprudence that … Continue reading

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