Krishna Kumar Singh v. State of Bihar: Settling the long drawn saga of Ordinance Raj

On the second day of this year, the Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgment as regards the law making powers of the Executive contained in Articles 123 and 213 of the Constitution of India (“Constitution”) which unambiguously lays down the extent and manner in which the said powers could be put to use, thereby elaborating on the instances which would abrogate the essence of these powers. The majority opinion was delivered by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud on behalf of four judges and himself, while Justice Madan B. Lokur and CJI T.S. Thakur delivered separate opinions.

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