+ posts Twitter Facebook Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin Linkedin ereardon Paschal High School gains new assistant principal ereardonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ereardon/ printMembers of Paschal High School’s Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps participate in a unique activity not typical for all high school cadets.The Paschal Army JROTC program operates concession and pretzel stands at the Amon G. Carter Stadium during the Texas Christian University home football games.JROTC instructor, Terry Leboeuf, supervises 251 Paschal cadets. Each game day, 60 of those cadets work the concession stands. Cadets arrive at the stadium three hours prior to game time to open the concessions.He said that working the TCU concession stands is a teamwork event.“Kids get to work together as a team to become involved and to learn different skills that they can take into the workforce later on in life,” Leboeuf said.Each cadet working the concession stand has a different job, including operating the cash register and filling orders.“Towards half time, we may have a dozen people lined up at the 18 cash registers,” Leboeuf said. “So it gets very hectic. The kids have to work together as a team so that we can put out the product to the public appropriately.”The weekend work doesn’t only exist as a team building exercise. Leboeuf said each year the money the cadets raise while operating the concession stands is used for the military ball, a formal event for cadets, parents and guests.“We have a sit down dinner, a dance, and most importantly we farewell our seniors,” Leboeuf said.The money from the concession stands will also be used to fund the four drill meets the cadets participate in this year. The meets include both competitive shooting and academics.Leboeuf said that he thinks the kids get a lot out of working the concession stands.“I like working the concession stands. I get to meet college kids, which is pretty cool,” cadet Jordan Bandy said.The cadets will next be working the stands for the last home game of the season against Baylor on Nov. 27. Twitter ereardonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ereardon/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday W.P. McLean Middle School welcomes new principal Fort Worth Independent School District establishes leadership academies ereardonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ereardon/ W.P. McLean 6th Grade Center updates health curriculum Previous articleYellow ribbons will honor military members for Veterans WeekNext articleLive Blog: SGA Meeting 11/3 ereardon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt ereardonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ereardon/ Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt Facebook
Linkedin Report by Andrew CareyTHE body of a young female has been found at the River Shannon during the course of a search for missing Limerick teenager Chloe Kinsella.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Search units attached to Limerick Marine Search and Rescue discovered the body this morning and it is to be removed to the University Hospital Limerick for further examination.Gardai confirmed that the body was recovered by divers at Browns Quay, Thomondgate shortly before midday.Information is still being sought regarding the missing teen.Foul play has been ruled out in the discovery.Meantime, the body of a Polish man missing in Limerick since September 6 last has been discovered at his home. Facebook NewsBreaking newsBody found at River ShannonBy admin – October 4, 2013 801 Email Previous articleZoe’s Auditions win the Audience FavouriteNext articleChief Justice highlights need for reform of court system admin Advertisement Print Twitter WhatsApp
Top StoriesSupreme Court Weekly Round Up Sanya Talwar10 May 2020 3:54 AMShare This – xWeekly Round Up Of The Supreme Court Of India [Week Commencing May 4, 2020 To May 10, 2020]1. SARFEASI Act Applicable To Cooperative Banks : SC [Pandurang Ganpati Chaugule and others V. Vishwasrao Patil Murgud Sahakari Bank Limited]The Supreme Court held that the Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security (SARFREZI) Act, 2002 is applicable to Cooperative banks. A Constitution Bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, Indira…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login1. SARFEASI Act Applicable To Cooperative Banks : SC [Pandurang Ganpati Chaugule and others V. Vishwasrao Patil Murgud Sahakari Bank Limited]The Supreme Court held that the Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security (SARFREZI) Act, 2002 is applicable to Cooperative banks. A Constitution Bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran, M R Shah and Aniruddha Bose upheld the 2003 notification issued under the Banking Regulation Act of 1949, by which cooperative bank was brought within the class of banks entitled to seek recourse to the provisions of the SARFAESI Act. Thus, the court held that Parliament had the legislative competence to bring cooperative banks under the ambit of SARFAESI Act. 2. Order XXIII Rule 3A CPC: Bar To File Separate Suit Challenging Compromise Decree Applies To Stranger Also: SC [Triloki Nath Singh V. Anirudh Singh]The Supreme Court held that the bar under Order 23 Rule 3A Civil Procedure Code to challenge a decree passed on a compromise in a separate suit, also applied to a stranger to the proceedings. A bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and Ajay Rastogi examined the intent behind amending Order 23 and observed that “Finality of decisions is an underlying principle of all adjudicating forums. Thus, creation of further litigation should never be the basis of a compromise between the parties”3. [Contract Act] Sec 32 Instead Of Sec 56 Applies When Parties Agree In Advance On Contingency Which Makes Performance Impossible : SC [National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation V Alimenta SA]While discussing circumstances under which provisions of Sections 32 and 56 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 applied, the Supreme Court considered the incidental question of whether the contract had become void under Section 32 or Section 56 of the Contract Act. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, M R Shah and B R Gavai noted that the contract in this particular case had a clear stipulation regarding the necessity of Government sanction, without which export would be impossible. Thus, Section 32 – which applies in case the agreement itself provides for contingencies upon happening of which contract cannot be carried out, would apply. Apart from that, another main point in this case was whether a foreign award was opposed to public policy of India and was therefore unenforceable? [A Report on which may be read here]4. HC May Decline To Entertain A Writ Petition Which Raises Complex Questions Of Facts: SC [Punjab National Bank Vs. Atmanand Singh]”The High Court may decline to entertain a writ petition when it raises complex questions of facts” the Supreme Court reiterated. A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari noted that “when the petition raises questions of fact of complex nature, such as in the present case, which may for their determination require oral and documentary evidence to be produced and proved by the concerned party and also because the relief sought is merely for ordering a refund of money, the High Court should be loath in entertaining such writ petition and instead must relegate the parties to remedy of a civil suit.”5. Accused Can Challenge Conviction In Appeal Filed By The State Even If He Did Not Prefer A Formal Appeal: SC [State of Rajasthan V. Mehram] The Supreme Court observed that an accused can challenge the finding and order of conviction in the appeal filed by the State, even though the said accused had not preferred a formal appeal. A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari accepted the contention that the accused had a right to challenge the finding of guilt and conviction under Section 326 and 148, IPC, recorded against him, even though the said accused had not preferred a formal appeal against the impugned judgment. Court relied on Chandrakant Patil vs. State through CBI, Sumer Singh vs. Surajbhan Singh & Ors., State of Rajasthan vs. Ramanand vis-à-vis the settled legal position which predicates that in the appeal filed against the sentence on the ground of its inadequacy, the accused may plead for his acquittal or for reduction of the sentence. 6. HC Cannot Disregard Statutory Limitation Period To Entertain Writ Petition Challenging Order Passed By Statutory Authority: SC [Assistant Commissioner (CT) LTU, Kakinada V. M/s. Glaxo Smith KlineConsumer Health Care Limited]The Supreme Court observed that a High Court cannot disregard the statutory limitation period to entertain writ petition assailing orders passed by statutory authorities which were not appealed against before the expiry of the maximum limitation period. A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari held that “the powers of the High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution are wide, but certainly not wider than the plenary powers bestowed on this Court under Article 142 of the Constitution. Article 142 is a conglomeration and repository of the entire judicial powers under the Constitution, to do complete justice to the parties”.7. SC Extends Limitation Under Arbitration Act & Sec 138 Of Negotiable Instruments Act With Effect From March 15 [IN RE : Cognisance For Extension of Limitation]The Supreme Court extended the limitation period for statutory provisions under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act & the Arbitration & Concilliation Act with effect from March 15 until further orders. A bench of CJI S A Bobde, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Hrishikesh Roy took note of its earlier March 23 order which had extended the limitation for filings in Courts/Tribunals and extended limitation vis-à-vis statutory provisions as aforementioned.8. SC Stays Orissa HC Order On Mandatory COVID-19 Testing For Migrants To Enter Odisha [Union of India V. Narayan Chandra Jena]The Supreme Court stayed the order passed by the Orissa High Court on Thursday which directed that migrant workers should be allowed entry to Odisha only after testing negative for COVID-19. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and B R Gavai took up the issue basis a mentioning made by Solicitor General of India. The bench observed that the impugned order created an unreasonable and impossible pre-condition on the part of governments and the migrant workers who wish to travel back to their places.9. Babri Demolition Case : SC Extends Deadline For CBI Court To Deliver Judgment Till August 31,2020 [State through CBI V. Kalyan Singh]Supreme Court extended the deadline for Special CBI Court, Lucknow to deliver judgment till August 31, 2020 criminal case pertianing to the the demolition of Babri Masjid. On July 19, 2019, the same bench of A bench of Justices RF Nariman and Surya Kant had directed the Trial Court to complete the recording of evidence within six months and deliver judgment within nine months. The Court had also directed the UP Government to issue administrative orders to extend the tenure of the Special Judge of CBI Court, Lucknow, who is holding the trial, till the delivery of judgment. On May 6, the trial judge, Sri Yadav, wrote to the SC seeking extension of time stating that even recording of evidence has not been completed10. Lack Of 4G Net Affecting Health Services & Online Education In J&K, Submit Petitioners; SC Reserves Orders [Foundation For Media Professionald V. Union of India, Soayib Qureshi V. Union of India, Private Schools Association Jammu & Kashmir V. Union of India]The Supreme Court reserved orders on the petitions seeking restoration of 4G internet speed in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly to enable access to health services and online education during COVID-19 lockdown. A bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, Surya Kant and B R Gavai also took on record written submissions of the parties.11. Plea Challenging Levy Of Interest On Loans During Lockdown: SC Asks SG To Take Instructions From RBI,Centre [Gajendra Sharma V. Union Of India]In a plea before the Supreme Court which sought to challenge on levy of interest on loan amounts during moratorium period as stipulated in RBI’s March 27 Notification, the Centre stated that it shall obtain instructions. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul & BR Gavai permitted Solicitor General Tushar Mehta time to seek instructions on the issue and listed the matter after two weeks. Also Read: RBI Advisory On Loan Moratorium : Frequently Asked Questions12. Women At Advance Stage Of Pregnancy Must Be Given Top Priority While Effectuating Cross-Border Evacuation: SC Tells Govt [Sanisha Thomas V. Union of India]While hearing a plea on behalf of over 250 pregnant Indian women praying for evacuation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Supreme Court observed that women who are at the final stage of pregnancy (Third Trimester) must be given top priority for purposes of repatriation. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul & BR Gavai heard the plea whereunder, Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta submitted that the Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) for purposes of evacuation were being strictly followed. 13. ‘Let the Govt. Decide’: SC Dismisses Petition Seeking For Military Deployment For Proper Implementation Of Lockdown [Kamlakar Ratnakar Shenoy V. Union of India]The Supreme Court while dismissing a plea which sought for deployment of military forces in each state, for purposes of proper implementation of the Coronavirus-induced national lockdown observed that the issue was the prerogative of the Executive. A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and BR Gavai was not inclined to hear the issue and directed the petitioner to withdraw the petition, stating that the government may decide where military is required to be deployed.14. SC Imposes Costs of Rs. 10,000 and Dismisses Petition Seeking for Use of “Physical Distancing” Instead of “Social Distancing” [Shakeel Qureshi V. Union of India]The Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking for directions for use of the term “physical distancing” instead of “social distancing”. A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and BR Gavai dismissed the petition imposing cost(s) of Rs. 10,000/- (to be deposited in the Supreme Court Mediation Centre) within a period of eight weeks.15. States Can Consider Home Delivery Of Liquor/Indirect Sale To Facilitate Social Distancing: SC [Guruswamy Nataraj V. Union of India]The Supreme Court observed that the State can consider selling liquor via Home Delivery and/or inculcate indirect sales during the Coronavirus induced lockdown. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and BR Gavai made this remark while hearing a petition challenging the opening of liquor shops by various State Governments. The bench observed that passing orders on the plea under Article 32 was not feasible and added that States must effectuate social distancing while selling liquor by considering the other viable options.Next Story
Snelling Center Issues Report on Strategies to Fund Road and Bridge RepairsNovember 25, 2008 – -The Snelling Center for Government reported today that surveys of business leaders and the public indicate that Vermonters want action to fix Vermont’s deteriorating roads and bridges.”Our surveys told us that Vermonters want transportation to be a high priority,” said Charlie Smith, president of the Snelling Center. “Bridge repair is at the very top of the priority list.”Data from the Agency of Transportation show that Vermont’s roads and bridges are deteriorating rapidly. Situations like the failing bridge in the Town of Richmond demonstrate how a village can be isolated and harmed when a bridge is closed. Moreover, the shortfall in funding for preventive maintenance and light repairs leads to much more expensive reconstruction projects.”Roads and bridges are a basic responsibility of government. This is a crucial issue for Vermont’s prosperity and for the viability of our communities in the coming decades,” Smith said.The Snelling Center’s report also indicates that Vermonters recognize that putting more money in roads and bridges will require political compromise.”While few people are enthusiastic about new taxes, a large majority supports taxes as part of the solution,” Smith said. “They also favor reallocation of current spending as part of the solution.” 89% of the business leaders and 63% of the general public said they favored a compromise even if it included an equal share from their “least favored funding source. “Vermonters are realists,” Smith said. “They want to be told the truth; they want priorities to be set; and they want problems to be solved.”When asked what tax source they would favor most, a strong majority cited user-related taxes such as gas and diesel fuel taxes, rather than income, sales or property taxes. The surveys also indicated support for major public borrowing to accelerate road and bridge repairs. 93% of business leaders and 79% of others favor public borrowing, with the majority favoring a debt increase of $220 million or more (i.e. 50% increase over current borrowing levels.)The Snelling Center for Government is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that fosters civic leadership and promotes informed citizen participation in public policy.For the full Vermont Roads and Bridges report, the Executive Summary, and the Critical Data Guide, go to: www.snellingcenter.org/vermontroadsandbridges(link is external).The Snelling Center for Government is a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to fostering responsible and ethical civic leadership, encouraging public service by private citizens, and promoting informed citizen participation in shaping public policy in Vermont. For more information, please visit our website at www.snellingcenter.org(link is external).