Legal One Liners

Legal One Liners- For Judicial Service Aspirants

• There are 12 Schedules in the Constitution of India.

• Impeachment of the President is provided under Article 61 of the Constitution of India.

• The concept of Panchayati Raj institutions is based upon Balwant Rai Mehta Committee.

Sarkaria Commission is constituted for Centre State Relations.

Death Penalty is to be confirmed by two judges.

• There are 11 Chapters and 167 Sections in the Evidence Act, 1872.

• Anticipatory Bail can only be granted by the Sessions Court and the High Court.

Death sentence is to be confirmed under section 368 CrPC.

• Under section 259 CrPC summons trial can be converted into warrant trial.

Pardoning Power of the President is provided under Article 72 of the Constitution of India.

Writ of Habeas Corpus is issued in case of illegal arrest/wrongful confinement.

Council of Ministers is responsible to the House of People.

1st Joint Session of the Parliament was held in 1961.

Sale of Goods Act was enacted in the year 1930.

• Under the Constitution of India Hindi in Devanagri script is the national language of India.

• Central Vigilance Commission is based on the Santhanam Committee.

Nullum Tempus Occurit Regi means Limitation/ Time Limit does not apply against the ruler of the State.

• Article 40 of the Constitution of India mandates the state government to form Village Panchayats.

First Attorney General for India was M.C Setalvad

• Retd. Justice Kuldeep Singh is known as the Green Judge.

• After exhausting all available remedies before the Supreme Court, a Curative Petition is maintainable as held in Ashok Hurra case.

• Full faith and credit clause of the Constitution of India does not apply to Acts of Corporation.

• A Private Clause means Henry VIII clause.

• A resolution passed by the Council of States under Article 249 empowering the
Parliament to legislate on state subject in national interest remains in force for a period not exceeding one year.

• The Supreme Court in Secretary, Ministry of I & B v. Cricket Association of Bengal held that air waves and frequencies were public property and their use must be regulated by public authority.

• The principle that no one shall be allowed to enrich himself at the expense of another is the basis of Quasi Contracts.

• Lending money to a borrower, at a higher rate of interest when the money market is tight still makes the agreement of loan valid.

• Locus Poenitentiae Test is applied to the cases of Attempt.

• Injury is any harm illegally caused to any person in his body, mind, reputation, or property.

• Benefit of general exceptions must be proved and pleaded by the accused.

• Defence of Insanity is based upon the Macnaughten’s case.

• Contract uberrimae fidei means contract of utmost good faith.

• The principle “Restitution stops where repayment begins” can be applied in the case of minors.

• The Parliament can establish additional courts for better administration of any existing law with respect to a matter concerned in the Union List.

• The General Assembly can request the ICJ to give an advisory opinion.

• In E.P Royappa v. State of Tamil Nadu the Supreme Court laid down for the first time the new concept of equality as an anti-thesis of arbitrariness.

• A change in the nature of obligation of a contract is known as Novation.

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