SC to HCs: Adhere to Binding Decisions of Coordinate Bench, Do Not Violate Judicial Discipline

The Supreme Court has instructed the High Courts to strictly abide by the “Doctrine of Merger,” which states unequivocally that more than one operative order governing the same subject matter cannot exist at the same time, while emphasizing the significance of judicial discipline. When a decision from a co-ordinate bench of the same High Court …

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