Legislature cannot nullify Court decisions, SC quashes Kerala Professional Colleges Ordinance

Meera Emmanuel September 14 2018
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The Supreme Court was recently constrained to reiterate that the Legislature cannot pass laws to invalidate a judicial decision altogether, while quashing the Kerala Professional Colleges (Regularisation of Admission in Medical Colleges) Ordinance, 2017.

The Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee observed that such legislative overreach would violate the Constitutionally recognised Doctrine of Separation of Powers.

Bearing this doctrine in mind, the permissible limits within which the Legislature can make law was explained . . .

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