Top StoriesWBNUJS Kolkata : SC Dismisses Plea To Apply 30% Domicile Reservation To 2019-2020 Academic Year [Read Judgment] Radhika Roy10 Sep 2020 9:28 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has approved the decision of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata to not apply the benefit of 30% domicile reservation to the academic year 2019-2020.A Bench comprising of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S. Ravindra Bhat held that the WBNUJS (Amendment) Act, 2018 applies only prospectively and could not have applied to…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?LoginThe Supreme Court has approved the decision of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata to not apply the benefit of 30% domicile reservation to the academic year 2019-2020.A Bench comprising of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S. Ravindra Bhat held that the WBNUJS (Amendment) Act, 2018 applies only prospectively and could not have applied to the admission process for the academic year 2019-20, which was ongoing when the Act came into effect.Accordingly, the bench dismissed an appeal filed by a candidate, who sought for the benefit of 30% domicile reservation in the academic year 2019-2020(Shreyas Sinha vs The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences and others).The bench held the decision of the University to extend the benefit of reservation only from the next Academic session, i.e. 2020-2021 as “fair, reasonable and not arbitrary or capricious”. FACTS OF THE CASEThe issue at hand was the admission of the Appellant to the five-year law course at WBNUJS on the basis of the WBNUJS Amendment Act, 2018, which came into force on 21.05.2019. It provided for the reservation of seats on the basis of the domicile in the State of West Bengal to the extent of at least 30% of the total intake of the University. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) was held on 26.05.2019 (it was changed from 12.05.2019) and the results were declared on 14.06.2019 wherein the Appellant had ranked 731. The Appellant’s contention is that, as the Act had come into force before CLAT was conducted, the benefit of domicile reservation should be extended to the students by the University for the academic session of 2019-2020. On this ground, the Appellant filed a writ before the Calcutta High Court. It was contended by the University that the seat matrix as well as the general information about the examination had been uploaded on the website in January 2019. Further, all the seats in the domicile category had been filled up and the last candidate who had been admitted in the General Category had a rank of 262. It was also submitted that the Act was prospective and could not be made applicable in respect of the admission process which had already commenced from January 2019 “The elaborate exercise of admission was started before the Amending Act came into force and the students had given their option for admission based on choices of National Law Universities available”. The plea was dismissed by the Single Judge Bench and held that the Act was prospective in nature, and that taking away seats from the unreserved category to add to the domicile category would disrupt the entire admission process. Additionally, candidates who had already been allotted seats in different Universities would be seriously prejudiced. An Appeal was filed before the Division Bench, which affirmed the findings recorded by the Single Bench. “It was held that sub-section (3) of Section 4A of the Amending Act makes it clear that the reservation provided to candidates to apply for CLAT is for the session starting after the law comes into force. It also held that the test of reasonableness and fairness has not been compromised in any manner by the University”. Subsequently, a Special Leave Petition against the Order of the High Court was filed before the Supreme Court. COURTROOM EXCHANGE During the hearing, Senior Advocate Vikas Singh, appearing on behalf of the Petitioner, had submitted to the Bench that the Committee had only claimed to “see” the Amendment when the Petitioner had made a Representation before it. Further, the Calcutta High Court had dismissed the Appeal against the Committee’s decision, and the Petitioner had approached the Supreme Court immediately. Justice Gupta had then asked Singh to see the Amendment and informed him that the University had the discretion to decide when the Amendment would come into force. This was opposed by Singh who submitted that the Amendment itself stated that the same would come into force immediately. The Bench then asked Singh about what the minimum reservation quota was, and why was the University being allowed to reserve seats. Singh responded that 30% was the minimum reservation limit, and the same could go up to 100%. “Amendment had come on 21st May. CLAT was conducted after this date, on 26th May. Result was published on 14 June. Not giving benefit of domicile is unwarranted and illegal. Please see a larger Bench judgement of S. Krishna Sradha v. State of Andhra Pradesh”, stated Singh. Singh elaborated that the 2019 S. Krishna Sradha judgment stated that if a meritorious student had been deprived of benefits in one academic year, the same could be provided in the next year if the candidate approaches the Court at the earliest and without any delay. Additionally, the Court could direct for the increase in the number of seats in the next academic year, and if it is found that the management was at fault, then the Court may even direct to reduce the seats in the management quota. Justice Bhat then asked Singh if the judgment was about reservation. To this, Singh stated that it was not and that the admission benefit could be given next year. Further, the Amendment had already come and it was only a question of increasing seats. Justice Bhat had noted, “If we allow this, today it is one student. We don’t know how many students will come up tomorrow. Next year, the 30% quota will be filled. It all depends on the Court to give consequential relief for that year”. Singh had averred that the 30% quota was not disputed. However, if the relief was denied last year, then the same should be given this year. To this, Justice Bhat stated, “But, to what limit do we determine? What we say today and what we lay down will end up determining future cases”. Singh then brought up a judgement to which Justice Rao was a party and submitted that the judgement stated that reservation was not a matter of right, but an enabling power. “This case is a question of when the reservation was provided by way of an Act. The CLAT exam took place after the Amendment came into force. I am within the 30% quota and the West Bengal Act categorically says that the reservation will come into force the year it is notified”, posited Singh. Advocate-on-Record Kunal Chatterji then began his submissions on behalf of the University. He had averred that the submission of Singh regarding no challenge to domicile reservation under NLSIU was wrong as the same was under challenge before the Karnataka High Court. “Initially, CLAT was scheduled on 12th May. It was postponed. When it was postponed, the Amendment came into force. But, while applying for CLAT, students had already put down their preferences. Had they known about domicile reservation, they would have opted for their home Universities”, submitted Chatterji. It was also submitted that even if the option for domicile for West Bengal was made available to the Appellant, he would still have a remote change of getting admission in the University keeping his rank in the merit list. Chatterji then, relying upon the case of P. Bhima Reddy v. State of Mysore & Ors, averred that the Amendment was prospective in nature and not retrospective, as the term “at once” meant within a reasonable time after commencement of the Act. Accordingly, the decision of the Executive Council of the University was taken within a reasonable time and could not be said to be arbitrary as the admission process had been initiated before the Amending Act came into force. He then submitted that the cases cited by Singh were not applicable in the instant matter as one pertained to a mistake in arithmetic calculation with regard to reservation and did not involve any question of applicability of an Act, while the S. Krishna Sradha case was not about reservation at all. Advocate Vinayak Mehrotra then sought to make submissions on behalf of the Consortium. He submitted that the S. Krishna Sradha judgement could not apply as there was a question of management quota, and the same did not exist for NLUs. HELD The Court noted that the Amending Act came into force at once, i.e. on 21st May, 2019. However, there was no provision in the Amending Act which stated that it would apply to the on-going admission process. Further, even though the University was mandated to provide compulsory reservation of seats to the extent of at least 30%, the year from which the said admission was to be reserved had not been prescribed in the statute. It was also noted that the Academic Council had resolved on 27.07.2019 that the reservation would be implemented from the next Academic Year, and this decision had been approved by the Executive Council on 10.08.2019. It was also observed by the Bench that the additional seats reserved were required to be provided at the time of initiation of the admission process which had started in January 2019, and as the reservation policy was not in force then, the actions of the University could not be said to be illegal and unwarranted. “Each of the candidates intending to appear in the CLAT is required to give three choices for admission into the National Law Universities. The candidates had given these choices keeping in view the reservation policy of each State. Since the reservation policy of 30% seats was not available on the date when the admission process was initiated, the decision of the University to provide reservation from the next Academic Year cannot be said to be contradictory to the provisions of the Amending Act”. The Court further stated that the judgements cited by the Counsel for the Appellant as well as the Respondent were not relevant to the matter at hand. While Anupal Singh’s case was regarding the challenge to the bifurcation of vacancies in the cadre of subordinate agricultural service in the State of Uttar Pradesh on the ground that it amounted to changing of the rules of the game in the middle of the selection process, S. Krishna Sradha’s case was applicable only if a meritorious candidate had been denied admission. Accordingly, the Bench did not find any error in the decision of the Calcutta High Court and proceeded to dismiss the Appeal.In a related development, a group of law aspirants have filed a writ petition in the Calcutta High Court challenging the application of 30% domicile reservation in the present academic year 2020-21.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment] Next Story
13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Details In the season one finale of The CUInsight Experience I talked some about the motivation behind starting the podcast and the learning that took place after the first episode was live for the world to hear. I wanted to dig deeper into the idea that something doesn’t have to be perfect, or even done, to launch.Doing something new is exciting to me. But getting hung up on “perfect” can stop any new project dead in its tracks, or at the very least delay it significantly. The idea of “good enough” can cause a myriad of emotions and self doubt inside ourselves. But one thing I’ve found over the years since David and I started CUInsight.com is you truly never know if an idea is good or bad until it’s in the hands of your intended users/readers/listeners.Below are four lessons I’ve learned on trying something new:Simplify your vision:It’s natural for us to take any idea and envision what it could be. How big it could get. We often start thinking of the end result while we should be focusing on the beginning. I was thinking about ideas for the season finale, our 100th guests, and how to celebrate 100,000 downloads before the first episode of the podcast. Slow your roll, tiger. You can’t have a finale without episode one.Know your why (and be able to explain it to others):Our motivation for starting CUInsight.com was connecting the credit union community digitally. My motivation for the podcast was to share the conversations I’ve been lucky enough to have (many over cocktails at a hotel bar) with thought leaders while running around credit union conferences over the past decade. I thought this was something worth sharing. I believed we could all learn from the smart people who make our movement great. My “why” was to share their knowledge with a broader audience. My “why” was not to pitch products/events or host webinars. State your commitment to the project:I believe this is important on a couple different levels and often overlooked. I committed to recording ten episodes of The CUInsight Experience podcast. After each recording I was critical of what I didn’t like and what I should do more of. I solicited feedback from the guests on the show about the experience. I was a sponge to the feedback I received from early listeners. And then I made adjustments for the next episode. Wash-Rinse-Repeat after each episode for the first ten.After the first ten episodes I took a hard look at the project. It was time to decide if it was worth doing or if my energy was better focused elsewhere. This can be a difficult decision. Many times over the history of CUInsight.com David and I have had to make the decision to pull the plug on an idea that didn’t land. Often we took too long to make this decision. Hanging on “thinking” something will change. In hindsight that is a wasted effort that you can direct somewhere else. Don’t get married to your idea.Luckily for the podcast, it was being well received. I committed to recording a full season of 52 episodes. We made more of an investment to increase the quality. And I made this commitment knowing the podcast would continue to evolve and we would take another hard look at it at the end of season one.Never stop learning and growing:The launch is just the beginning. It’s not your finished product. I think of the first year of any project as the beta. A beta for the world to see. My chance to get real world feedback. To listen. To continue learning. To find ways to improve. To spend hours to hone your craft/product. To look at the evolution and where the next improvements/growth opportunities may be.One last piece of advice that is often difficult to do. Smile. Be grateful. Appreciate the people who have been on this journey with you. Thank early adopters. Take the time to smell the roses along the way. Find the good in what you’ve created. Pat yourself on the back. You just created something that didn’t exist and some people seem to be digging it. You should be proud. Nice work. I’ll end with an ask of you, our readers/listeners. We would greatly appreciate it if you would subscribe, give a 5-star rating (and even better a review) on the old Apple Podcasts machine (or your favorite podcast player). It helps us give the show more visibility in a crowded world and allows us to better share the credit union love. And if you don’t think it’s worth 5-Stars, forget I asked and just shoot me a message on Twitter @CUInsight and let me know what we can do better. Subscribe here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cuinsight-experience/id1449293528
Speaking to At The Races on the first morning he could no longer call himself a jockey he said: ” We had a very good night but I’ve just got up and haven’t got round to eating breakfast yet. I can smell it, though, and someone has done the right thing and cooked me a nice breakfast. “It was very difficult to take it all in yesterday, the crowd, the people round the parade ring, the great racing public came out in force and I was very flattered and honoured by it all. “To get a reception like that for doing something I’ve loved to do for pretty much all my life, I’m really going to miss it. “I told all the lads yesterday to enjoy it while you’re doing it because the end comes quickly. “It’s very nice to feel that I have the respect of people up and down the country. For the last 21 years I’ve ridden up and down the country pretty much full on but over the last two and a half months people have come out to give me a wonderful welcome and I’m very grateful of that. “It would be very difficult not to notice how that has developed and I’d like to thank all those people for coming out and making the last few months of my career so special and making it a little bit easier. “When I decided to retire I always thought I’d go to Sandown on the last day and say ‘thanks very much’ but having spoken to Dave (Roberts, agent), he said I was very privileged to be champion jockey for the 20th time and we kind of felt, for my own peace of mind, to do it like we did would help me come to terms with actually retiring. “We also felt it might be a good thing for racing, people probably deserved to know. Tony McCoy thanked the racing public for making the last two months of his career the most memorable of all as their appreciation helped him cope with the thought of retirement. “I thought it would die down but it never really did and those are things I’ll remember for ever. When I looked around yesterday, as difficult as it was it helped me realise I’d made the right decision. “If I’d carried on and maybe not been as good as I was a lot of these people might not have come out. It’s hard to say it but it is probably the right decision. “I feel satisfied through what has happened with my life but I’ve also said I’d love another go because I feel I could still do it better than anybody! “I never felt like I did a day’s work in my life, I’ve felt a lot of satisfaction and fulfilment and I’m very proud of what I’ve been lucky enough to achieve but so many people have helped that happen, I was just the lucky one who got on the best horse most of the time. “The owners, the trainers, the lads, the horses, I could go on all day thanking people. “There’s a lot of things I’ll miss but there’s some that I won’t, like spending a lot of time in a hospital and ringing doctors begging for help to make me better. “Obviously my wife Chanelle wanted me to retire but at the same time I knew myself it was the right time for my family, my mum and dad are in their 70s now and don’t enjoy watching me as much any more because of the dangers involved so it certainly makes their life easier. “I never thought of the dangers and when I got injured I felt I was unlucky and it wouldn’t happen again but I know the dangers and they first became apparent to me when I was at Toby Balding’s and Richard Davies died and just lately you only need to see what happened to John Thomas (McNamara) and Robbie McNamara.” Since announcing his intention to retire in February, McCoy has enjoyed a farewell tour up and down the country as well as travelling over to Ireland, with the attendance at usually mundane midweek meetings boosted by his presence. The adulation shown to him has made the 20-times champion jockey realise just how much he affected the lives of the racing fraternity but while the decision to quit seemed to some to come out of the blue, McCoy feels he owes it to his family to go out at the top. Press Association
Cranes midfieler Juma Ibrahim Sadam has said Uganda Cranes will have a different approach in their second CHAN match on Thursday, even if they will play without injured Shaban Mohammed.“We are very positive. We have seen our mistakes from the Zambia game and we are looking forward to improving on that performance against Namibia,” Sadam said in a pre-match press conference.“The loss to Zambia has been put behind us and the coach has instilled a lot of confidence in us. The morale is high and we are looking forward to the game against Namibia.”New head coach Sebastien Desabre was also optimistic. “We have analysed our performance from the first game and tried to correct the mistakes because it is important for the second game.”He added that, “we have a project and my philosophy will be same for the second match against Namibia. We have a balanced team and have to stay with the same mind set and spirit to win the next game. We have no choice and we have to win with an offensive strategy. It is very important for us to score because my team needs that.”Zambia will play Ivory Coast in the earlier match at 7.30pm.Standings Group BZambia 1 1 0 0 3 1 3Namibia 1 1 0 0 1 0 3I. Coast 1 0 0 1 0 1 0Uganda 1 0 0 1 1 3 0Share on: WhatsApp THURS: Uganda vs Namibia 10.30pm | WED: Morocco 3 Guinea 1 & Sudan 1 Mauritania 0Casablanca, Morocco | AFP | Ayoub el Kaabi was the hat-trick star as hosts Morocco reached the African Nations Championship quarter-finals by defeating Guinea 3-1 in Casablanca on Wednesday.The 24-year-old is the leading scorer with five goals in the biennial tournament for home-based footballers after bagging a brace in a 4-0 rout of Mauritania last weekend.His Group A treble against the Guineans was only the third in 121 Championship matches, matching the feats of Zambian Given Singuluma and Nigeria Chisom Chikatara.El Kaabi needs one more goal to become the highest scorer in one edition of the competition — a record he currently shares with 2009 Nations Championship sharpshooter Singuluma.He has emerged as a surprise star with much of the pre-tournament attention on another Moroccan striker, Achraf Bencharki from 2017 African club champions Wydad Casablanca.But coach Jamal Sellami has opted to start with El Kaabi, introducing Bencharki as an impact player during the second half against Mauritania and Guinea.Adding to the joy of El Kaabi was the presence in a packed 65,000-seat Stade Mohamed V of Morocco World Cup coach Herve Renard.The Frenchman was studying the best Moroccan local talent as he prepares the “Atlas Lions” to face Iran, Portugal and Spain in Russia during June.El Kaabi scored on 27 minutes and after Saidouba Bissiri Camara levelled within a minute, struck twice in four minutes during the second half for an ultimately comfortable win.Sudan joined Morocco in the knockout stage after defeating Mauritania 1-0 in the second match of a double-header with 18-year-old Walaa Eldin Musa scoring on 30 minutes.*****
The NBA board of governors voted Thursday to approve a 22-team format to restart the 2019-20 season in Orlando, Florida, the league announced.The vote was 29-1, with the Portland Trail Blazers voting against the proposal. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida.
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“The developers plan to create a place for locals, workers and community members to enjoy,” said Sarah Giberson, FMERA senior marketing development officer. “We’re looking to attract a new wave of tech innovators, creative thinkers and engaged citizens to Fort Monmouth. Access to culture, specialty food and drink and quality outdoor space are all a part of the equation.” In Other FMERA News At the March 20 monthly meeting of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA), voting members approved a plan amendment that will allow The Loft Brewery, still under renovation, to add 5,900 additional square feet, increasing its capital investment in the redevelopment project from $1.5 million to $4.6 million. “It’s going to be pretty nice,” Robert Lucky, FMERA chairman told the board, adding he had seen an “impressive” video that should be released to the public soon. “Anyone looking to have a party, wedding, bar mitzvah or business meeting in a rustic industrial space would have to travel to the Foundry in Brooklyn or the Cork Factory in (Lancaster) Pennsylvania, a two hour ride,” he said. “Now they will have a space in Monmouth County. We believe if we build it they will come!” Purchase of the 16,420-square-foot building on 4.2 acres by Regional Development Group, LLC (RDG) began in 2016 and closed in April 2018. RDG paid $120,000 “as is” for the 1940s-era Dance Hall, heavily damaged in Super Storm Sandy. Following approvals by FMERA and Oceanport officials, work got underway to save much of the historic structure’s ambiance while modernizing it into a microbrewery, restaurant and entertainment complex. The interior features an open floor plan with an exposed wood truss ceiling. OCEANPORT – The new multi-use microbrewery coming to Fort Monmouth’s former Dance Hall has cleared the first hurdle to expanding its original size and space plan. Management is required to create 48 permanent, full-time jobs within 18 months of occupancy or pay a penalty. Brooks said bookings for events during 2020 will commence soon. • Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian Burry, the county’s FMERA representative, has been nominated by FMERA members to receive the national 2019 John Lynch Base Redevelopment award. The award, bestowed by the Association of Defense Communities, recognizes individuals, “who have been essential in ensuring that a community or local redevelopment authority has helped address specific economic needs following base realignment or closure.” • A Request for Offers to Purchase has been reissued for the fort’s Expo Theater, an 18,833-square-foot entertainment facility on 7 acres with a 995-seat auditorium built in 1968 along the Avenue of Memories (Route 537). Originally intended primarily for theater use, the new purchase parameters now “provide greater flexibility in the property’s redevelopment.” Retail, restaurant and/or office uses would now be permitted in addition to entertainment. The initial RFOTP drew two responses. One was noncompliant and the other was withdrawn. • Following the recent FMERA-sponsored fort bus tour for Oceanport residents, officials said additional tours will be announced soon for residents of Eatontown and Tinton Falls. A new LLC, The Loft Partnership, was created by RDG specifically for this project. Brooks said increasing the size and scope of the project addresses an area need. By Laura D.C. Kolnoski Last year, Fuller “Trip” Brooks, co-founder of RDG,told The Two River Times,“Most of the roof disappearedand needs to be rebuilt.” The expanded plan includes a new front entrance and lobby and larger kitchen and offices. An additional courtyard will be added, along with all-season outdoor space. Approval of the changes by Oceanport officials is the next step. While a microbrewery was not originally envisioned in redevelopment plans for the parcel, officials now point to it as an example of their willingness to consider viable, alternative, “outside-the-box” proposals. • Forty-four pages of public commentsregarding KKF University EnterprisesLLC’s Phase One plans to redevelopSquier Hall into a location of New JerseyCity University (NJCU) are under reviewby FMERA staff. Officials said they willrespond to all comments and address thematter at their next meeting April 17. A design concept shows the mezzanine overlooking the dining area.Courtesy Regional Development Group • Burry is credited with securing several fort parcels for county use, including a recreation complex, new satellite Veteran’s Services Office, and the former Motor Pool, now a second strategic location for Monmouth County Public Works and its emergency equipment. She has also been involved in historic and open space preservation at the fort. Award recipients will be announced before the official June ceremony in Washington, DC.
SAN JOSE — Sharks coach Pete DeBoer was willing to forgive a few of the mistakes his team made in its first game back following the Christmas break and not judge his players too harshly after three days away.That included the play of Tomas Hertl, who had an up-and-down game Thursday in centering the Sharks’ third line against the Anaheim Ducks.In what was one of his few starts in the middle over the past season-and-a-half, Hertl won nine of his team-high 18 faceoffs against the Ducks. But …
Liverpool boss Klopp admits he’s a fan of Aston Villa midfielder McGinnby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he’s a fan of Aston Villa’s John McGinn.Klopp says McGinn can ease the pressure on under-fire Scotland skipper Andrew Robertson.Speaking to the Daily Record, Klopp said: “I heard everyone expected to beat Russia and the first question in my mind was ‘Why?’They have five million more football players than Scotland! “And Belgium? Well, 95 per cent of the world will lose to them.“Scotland isn’t blessed enough to have 20 players from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh who are all world-class talents.“But they have always had a big heart, proper fight, a good defence and could score a goal. At Liverpool we have to create a situation where our team can perform and Scotland have got to do the same.“Expectations are too high. It’s not because of Robbo you don’t win. As a left-back, you can’t win a game alone. It’s just not possible.“He doesn’t have to though because you have other good guys – John McGinn, what a super player he is, Robert Snodgrass, a wonderful player, Scott McTominay has great potential. So let them play and let the manager have time to create a style of play, a Scottish style.“But don’t put the manager under pressure to deliver something so immediately that he can’t live up to it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Thirty-Two writers were named finalists in nine categories for the 42nd Annual HUMANITAS Prize, it was announced today by HUMANITAS Executive Director Cathleen Young and President Ali LeRoi.The writers will compete for $100,000 in prize money to be handed out at the annual luncheon, which will take place on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The HUMANITAS Prize was created in 1974 to honor film and television writers whose work inspires compassion, hope and understanding in the human family.“We received a huge number of worthy submissions this year, which made narrowing the field down to these exceptional finalists especially challenging — and rewarding,” said Young. “These were truly the best of the best, writers whose work engaged, illuminated, inspired and entertained, all while exploring the range of human experience from fresh and diverse perspectives. Or as HUMANITAS founder Father Bud Keiser put it, works that ‘tackle the big questions…and challenge us to seek out our own answers.’”“At a time of great cultural and political division in our country and around the world, it’s easy to write off entertainment as a frivolous distraction,” added LeRoi. “But great stories can play an essential role in people’s lives by reminding us of our common humanity and motivating us to be our best selves. Many of the extraordinary works by this year’s finalists touch on issues of inclusion, equality and tolerance, ideas that are of particular importance in today’s conflict-ridden world.”The HUMANITAS Prize finalists are:Feature Film Category ARRIVAL Written by: Eric HeissererHACKSAW RIDGE Written by: Robert SchenkkanHIDDEN FIGURES Written by: Allison Schroeder and Theodore MelfiSundance Feature Film Category THE BIRTH OF A NATION Written by: Nate ParkerFIRST GIRL I LOVED Written by: Kerem SangaTHE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARING Written by: Rob BurnettTALLULAH Written by: Siân Heder30-Minute Category BLACK-ISH “Hope” Written by: Kenya BarrisGRACE & FRANKIE “The Party” Written by: Alexa JungeTHE REAL O’NEALS “The Real Grandma” Written by: Casey Johnson60-Minute Category THIS IS US “Pilot” Written by: Dan FogelmanMADAM SECRETARY “Waiting for Taleju” Written by Joy GregoryTHE NIGHT OF “The Call of the Wild” Written by: Richard Price & Steven ZaillianChildren’s Animated Category THE LION GUARD “Never Judge a Hyena by Its Spots” Written by: Kevin HoppsNINA’S WORLD “Nina’s Brother for a Day” Written by: Maria EscobedoSOFIA THE FIRST “Dads and Daughters Day” Written by: Rachel Ruderman & Laurie IsraelChildren’s Live Action Category AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY “Melody 1963: Love Has to Win” Written by: Alison McDonaldDEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS “#TurntUp” Written by: Courtney Jane WalkerGIRL MEETS WORLD “Girl Meets The Forgiveness Project” Written by: Matthew NelsonDocumentary Category 13th Written by: Ava DuVernay120 DAYS: UNDOCUMENTED IN AMERICA Written by: Ted RoachJIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY Written by: Chris Chuang & Heather MacDonaldDavid & Lynn Angell Comedy Fellowship Magdalen Silberman, University of Texas at AustinJonathan Talbert, Loyola Marymount UniversityBeau Ballinger, University of Texas at AustinDrama Fellowship Daniel James Boddicker, Columbia University J.J. Braider, University of Southern California Munis Rashid, American Film InstituteSince its inception in 1974, The HUMANITAS Prize has awarded over $3 million to more than 330 deserving television and motion picture writers whose work affirms the dignity of the human person, probes the meaning of life, and enlightens the use of human freedom. HUMANITAS exists to encourage, stimulate and sustain the nation’s screenwriters in their humanizing task, and to give them the recognition they deserve.The HUMANITAS Prize is funded by an endowment established through the generosity of individuals, networks, studios and foundations. Winners of the HUMANITAS Prize have included: Wash Westmoreland & Richard Glatzer (Still Alice); John Ridley (12 Years A Slave); Damien Chazelle (Whiplash); Larry Kramer (The Normal Heart); David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook); Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild); Denis Leary & Peter Tolan (“Rescue Me’); Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious); Steve Levitan (”Modern Family,” “Frasier”); Ryan Murphy (“Glee”); Robert & Michelle King (“The Good Wife”); David E. Kelley (“The Practice,” “Picket Fences”); Ben Affleck and Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting); Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List); David Shore (“House”); Aaron Sorkin (“The West Wing”); Tim Robbins (Dead Man Walking); Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights”); Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon and Pete Docter (WALL-E); Nancy Oliver (Lars and the Real Girl); Eric Roth & Michael Mann (The Insider); Paul Haggis (Crash); Steven Bochco (“Hill Street Blues,” “NYPD Blue”) and Keir Pearson & Terry George (Hotel Rwanda).For more information, please visit the HUMANITAS Prize at www.humanitasprize.org.