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The online lecture is being organised by the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar in collaboration with the CAN Foundation on Saturday, September 5 at 5 pm.
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul of the Supreme Court and Senior Advocate Dhruv Mehta will be speaking on the theme “Dissents that made a difference: India & Abroad” during a webinar on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 5 pm.
The online lecture is being organised by the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar in collaboration with the Confederation of Alumni for National Law Universities (CAN Foundation).
The Session will be marked by a thorough discussion on:
Landmark dissenting opinions over the years in India by distinguished judges, Justices Fazal Ali, Vivian Bose, Bijan Kumar Mukherjea, K Subba Rao, AN Ray, HR Khanna, and DY Chandrachud (in the Aadhar case).
Expansion of the “Due Process Clause” during the Lochner Era in the US, particularly the dissenting opinions by Justices M Harlan, Edward D White, William R Day, and Oliver W Holmes Jr.
Landmark dissenting opinions that led to important developments in the American Constitutional Arena by Justices Harlan, Oliver W Holmes Jr., Brandeis, and Atkin.
Dissent of American Courts relating to Same-Sex Marriages and LGBTQ+ Rights by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Altio.
Apart from highlighting the significance of such dissenting opinions, the Panelists would also trace the background and the majority opinion of the cases at hand. The attendees of the session will also be informed about the final outcome of the opinions and their standing in the present scenario.
The Moderators for the session will be Anupama Dhruve, Advocate at the Supreme Court of India and Kanu Agrawal, Advocate at the Supreme Court of India.
The Welcome Address shall be delivered by Prof (Dr) S Shanthakumar, Director, GNLU, Gandhinagar.
To attend the session, you can register by visiting the official website of CAN Foundation - www.canfoundation.in .