Bonmai v Union of India

A model in respecting the other branches of government whilst stopping Constitutional abuse

The Court held that whilst it could review whether a proclamation that imposed President's rule was beyond the powers of Article 356, the scope of such review would be limited. This struck a balance between deferring to the decision of the executive, whilst also making sure use of Article 356 was based on reason, and not just as a way of threatening opposition governments in the States. Justice Verma, writing a separate opinion, agreed with the Court's overall view, but felt the area of justiciability was narrower than the Court's overall position.