Known Knowns and Known Unknowns in Constitutional Design | Mark Tushnet

The constitution’s drafters know that they face specific issues, such as how to design a lower legislative house, what its relation to an upper house will be, and many more. They also know that people at the time of drafting have views, sometimes strong ones, about how those issues should be resolved. And, finally, they want the constitution they are writing to be adopted. Continue reading Known Knowns and Known Unknowns in Constitutional Design | Mark Tushnet

The Basic Structure Doctrine: Defining the “Basic” in the Indian Constitution and its (un)amendability | Zaid Deva

Out of 101 constitutional amendments made till date, 5 have been struck down on the grounds of violation of the basic structure, which, pertained to judicial powers and independence. Continue reading The Basic Structure Doctrine: Defining the “Basic” in the Indian Constitution and its (un)amendability | Zaid Deva