A recent judgment of the top court has created a flutter in legal circles. In more than 15 years on the bench, Chief Justice of the US John Roberts had never earlier filed a solitary dissenting opinion and enjoyed the unique reputation of always carrying the Court with him.
With Indian courts having to deal with cases involving freedom of speech and alleged acts of sedition, it is pertinent to examine the “Brandenburg Test”, a landmark principle based on the US Constitution.
The pardoning spree by the US president has gone to absurd lengths and there is speculation he may even pardon himself, thereby kicking in a constitutional crisis. This power now needs wholesale legal engineering.
The Delhi High Court on Monday adjourned a petition filed by Virgin Atlantic Airways against the Commissioner of Income Tax, International Taxation, for imposing TDS on the Airlines as the income of international airlines is exempted from taxation under the IT Act.
The Court is satisfied with the reasons assigned in the affidavit filed by the Investigation Officer for not being able to complete the investigation within six weeks as expected by the Court in the previous order dated April 30, 2021.