Important Judgements For Judiciary Exams 2021

Are you an aspirant for the Judicial Services Examination? Well, gear up your preparation by knowing the important judgements for Judiciary Exams.

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250+ Most Important Judgements for Judiciary Exams 2021

The following are some of the most important judgement writing questions for the Upcoming Judiciary Exams

1. Romesh Thapar v. State of Madras (1950)

  • Freedom of speech and expression includes freedom of propagation of ideas that can only be ensured by circulation.
  • The order violates article 19(1)(a).
  • Rule of severability was applied to section 9(1-A) of the Madras Maintenance of Public Order Act, 1949.

2. A. K. Gopalan v. State of Madras (1950)

  • Preventive Detention Act, 1950 (exception-section 14) was held as valid.
  • Section 14 restricted disclosure of the grounds of detention.
  • 'Procedure Established by Law' does NOT include 'Due process of Law.'

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3. Champakam Dorairajan v. State of Madras (1951)

  • Upheld the Madras HC Judgement, which had struck down the G.O. passed in 1927.
  • The G.O. had provided for reservation in Government jobs and college seats.
  • Led to the passing of the 1st Constitutional Amendment.

4. Shankari Prasad Singh Deo v. Union of India (1951)

  • 1st Constitutional Amendment is valid.
  • Constitutional Amendment is not 'Law' for Article 13.
  • Difference laid down between 'Ordinary Law' and 'Constitutional Amendment.'

5. Mohd. Hanif Qureshi v. State of Bihar (1958)

  • Cattle slaughter laws of Bihar, U. P. and M.P., are not violated of Articles 19& 25.
  • Sacrifices of cows on Bakr-Eid is not an essential part of the Islamic religion.
  • However, the slaughter of "useless cattle" was allowed, and the total ban was unconstitutional.

6. Hamdard Dwarakhana v. Union of India (1959)

  • Held Sections 3 & 8 of the Drugs & magical Remedies Act to be constitutional.
  • The right to publish commercial advertisements is not a part of Article 19(1)(a).
  • There is a causal link between unethical advertisement & physical harm due to self-medication.

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7. The Berubari Union Case (1960)

  • Parliament cannot make law under Article 3 for implementation of the Nehru-noon agreement.
  • The preamble is NOT a part of the Constitution.
  • Led to the 9th constitutional amendment.

8. Ranjit Udeshi v. State of Maharashtra (1964)

  • Section 292 of IPC, which restricted the sale of obscene books, was upheld.
  • Hicklin test was applied: does the material deprive and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences, and into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall?
  • The Hicklin test was rejected in the 2004 case of Aveek sarkar v. state of West Bengal.

9. Golaknath v. Union of India (1967)

  • There is no difference between ordinary law and constitutional amendment.
  • Parliament cannot amend any Fundamental right under part III.
  • led to the 24th Amendment, 1971.

10. Madhav Rao Scindia v. Union of India (1970)

  • Presidential order derecognizing the privileges of the Ex-rulers of Indian State was declared unconstitutional.
  • The privy Pursue was held to the property, and therefore it could not be taken anyway merely by executive order.
  • 26th Amendment, 1971, repealed articles 291 & 362.

11. Kesavananda Bharti v. State of Kerala (1973)

  • The parliament can not amend the 'Basic Structure'.
  • Articles 13(4) and 368(3) were held to be valid.
  • Led to the passing of the 42nd Amendment and adding of Articles 368 (4) & (5).

12. E. P. Royappa v. State of Tamilnadu (1973)

  • Broadened the concept of equality.
  • Equality is a dynamic concept that cannot reduce within traditional limits.
  • Equality is antithetic to arbitrariness.

13. Indira Nehru Gandhi v. Raj Narain (1975)

  • The 39th Amendment, which placed the elections of President, Vice-President, PM and speakers of LS, was held unconstitutional.
  • The Basic Structure Doctrine was referred to for the first time and reinforced.
  • The judgement of Allahabad High Court was, however, overturned.

14. Rev. Stanislaus v. State of MP (1977)

  • The term 'Propogate' under Article 25 does not include 'Convert.'
  • Laws enacted by MP and Orissa prohibiting conversion by force, fraud, 0r allurement were held to be valid.
  • Forceful conversions would impinge upon the 'Freedom of Conscience' given under Article 25.

15. Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India (1978)

  • Overruled A.K. Gopalan case and held that 'Procedure Established by Law' includes 'Due Process of Law.'
  • Law passed should be Just, Fair and Reasonable.
  • A law depriving personal liberty should not violate the Golden Triangle (Articles 14, 19 & 21).

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How to Write a Judgement for Judiciary Exams 2021?

You can follow the simple tips for judgment writing listed below while appearing for the judiciary exams.

  • To attempt judgement writing questions, you should have an in-depth knowledge of all substantive and procedural laws such as Civil Procedure Code, Contract Act, Sale of Goods Act, etc., from Civil law and Criminal Procedure Code, Indian Penal Code for Criminal law.
  • While attempting the judgment writing question, diligently read all the facts given in the question and mark the important points.
  • Prepare a rough format of the judgment by taking out a minute not to skip any important piece of information given in the question.
  • Avoid using technical vocabulary. Instead, you can use simple language that anyone can easily understand.
  • Also, make sure to write a 4-5 line paragraph that highlights the introduction to the case mentioned in the question.