Legal One Liners

Legal One Liners For Judicial Service Aspirants

  • New NHRC Chairman is Justice HL Dattu.
  • Austin termed customs as positive morality.
  • Father of Sociological Jurisprudence was Roscoe Pound.
  • As per Hart, law is a union of primary and secondary rules of obligation.
  • The Government of India Act, 1919 made the Central legislature a bicameral.
  • The Constitution 96thAmendment Act, 2011 altered the language of Oriya in 8th Schedule to Odia.
  • The words “Socialist and Secular” were inserted in the Preamble by the 42ndAmendment of the Constitution of India.
  • Right to Constitutional remedies was termed by Dr. Ambedkar as the “heart and soul of the Constitution of India”.
  • The term ‘equal pay for equal work’ is a Directive Principle of State Policy.
  • According to the Transfer of Property Act, 1882, “instrument” means non- testamentary instrument.
  • The Bill on Transfer of Property Act, 1882 was referred to the Third Law Commission.
  • “Vested interest” is provided in section 19 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882.
  • “Conditional transfer” is provided in section 25 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882.
  • The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 was drafted by Sir James F. Stephen.
  • Things said or done by a conspirator in reference to common design is relevant under section 10 of the Evidence Act.
  • A confession made to a police officer is inadmissible.
  • Provisions relating to suit by or against minor are contained in Order XXXII CPC 1908.
  • On retirement, removal or death of a ‘next friend’ under Order 32 rule 10 CPC, the suit is liable to be stayed.
  • Second Appeal under section 100 CPC lies on substantial question of law.
  • An opinion sought of the High Court by the courts subordinate thereto on a question of law is known as Reference.
  • Laying of trap is a part of investigation.
  • Winfield defines nuisance as an “unlawful interference with other’s use or enjoyment of land or of some right over it or in connection with it.”
  • Qui facit per alium facit per se means he who does an act through another is deemed in law to do it himself.
  • A gift for consideration is called hiba-bil-iwaz.
  • Mushaa, under the Muslim law, means an undivided share in property.
  • Marz-ul-Maut means a disease which causes death.
  • According to Prof. Kenny: “Crimes are wrongs where sanction is punitive and in no way remissible by a private person but remissible by the Crown alone.”
  • Law applicable to a particular subject is known as Special law.
  • The examination of a witness by the party who calls him is called his examination-in-chief.
  • Habeas Corpus literally means ‘have the corpus’ or ‘bring the body’.
  • A Bill is ordinary or a money bill is to be decided by the Speaker of Lok Sabha.
  • Attorney General for India is the first law officer of the country.

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