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Unconstitutional to allow defense counsel to concede guilt over defendant’s objection: USSC

The Supreme Court of the United States of America recently held that it is unconstitutional to allow defense counsel to concede guilt over the defendant’s intransigent and unambiguous objection, even when defense counsel’s experienced-based view is that confessing guilt offers … Continue reading

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Constitutionality of Section 364A of Indian Penal Code referred to Larger Bench: SC

In an interesting matter, the Supreme Court of India has referred a question to a Larger Bench (3 Judges) regarding the constitutional validity of Section 364A of Indian Penal Code (IPC). Section 364A IPC permits the courts to award capital … Continue reading

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Power of High Courts u/S 482 CrPC is distinct and different from the power given to a criminal court u/S 320 CrPC: SC

A large Bench of Supreme Court of India clarified that the power of the High Court in quashing a criminal proceeding or FIR or complaint in exercise of its inherent jurisdiction (Section 482 of Criminal Procedure Code [“Code”]) is distinct … Continue reading

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