Insights into Editorial: Article 356 and an activist judiciary

  Context: The recent order of the Andhra Pradesh High Court directing the Andhra Pradesh government to come prepared to argue on the ‘breakdown of constitutional machinery in the state’ is shocking as it opens up the possibility of use or even misuse of Article 356 by the judiciary. Though the Supreme Court of India …

Insights into Editorial: Supreme Court stays Andhra HC order to study ‘constitutional breakdown’ in State

    Context: The Supreme Court stayed an Andhra Pradesh High Court order intending to embark on a judicial enquiry into whether there is a constitutional breakdown in the State machinery under the present government, requiring a declaration of President’s rule. “Has anybody seen an order like this before… As the apex court, we find …