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    CJI’s status as master of roster confirmed

    The Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday that the Chief Justice of India is the sole master of roster in allotment of cases to benches should remove any doubts in view of the campaign against Chief Justice Dipak Misra’s ‘unilateralism’ in assigning some sensitive cases to the second rung of judges. Constitutionally, that prerogative belongs to the CJI, it has now been made very clear by a two-judge bench comprising Justices A K

  • Separation of powers: A beautiful theory

    That the executive and the judiciary are insulated from each other is a beautiful theory which does not work in practice if iconoclast judge Jasti Chelameswar is to be believed. He may be right because democracy, too, is a beautiful theory which fails in practice when judges and politicians mingle.

  • Will government have the last word on Justice Ranjan Gogoi?

    So, Justice Ranjan Gogoi will become the next chief justice of India (CJI) after Dipak Misra demits office on October 2, if law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is to be believed, setting at rest speculation that he is persona non grata for the Narendra Modi government as CJI after he jointly addressed the media with his seniormost colleagues in January this year.

  • Justice Chelameswar shares dias with CJI Dipak Misra on his last working day

    New Delhi: Justice J Chelameswar, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court who had virtually revolted by holding a controversial January 12 presser, today shared dais with Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on his last working day. Justice Chelameswar, who retires on June 22, sat in a bench headed by the CJI along with Justice D Y Chandrachud as today was the last working day before the apex court goes

  • Former CJI Lodha terms prevailing situation in judiciary as ‘disastrous’

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha on Tuesday termed the prevailing situation in the apex judiciary as “disastrous” and said though the CJI is the master of roster, the allocation of cases has to be “fair and in the interest of the institution”.

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    CJI Impeachment: Dismissal of notice; how far is too far?

    Even as self-proclaimed Guru Asaram Bapu has been sentenced for life in jail by a Jodhpur court and the election campaign for Karnataka state assembly elections is reaching its peak, the BJP grouping in Parliament was left red-faced as Vice President Venkaiah Naidu delivered his verdict trashing the notice of impeachment motion against the sitting Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, submitted by a united opposition on the floor of the Rajya

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    Impeachment Motion: Mass hysteria over CJI and future of judiciary

    The BJP has thanked Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu for rejecting the Opposition bid to impeach Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, forgetting that the Vice President is above partisan loyalties to the BJP – of which he once formed a part. After all, Naidu was part of Narendra Modi’s cabinet. Before that, he was a loyal cabinet minister of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Whether his decision was legally

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    Impeachment motion against CJI: Vice President’s legal experts, didn’t do their homework: Advocate KV Dhananjay

    Mumbai: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu recently passed a 10-page order rejecting the notice of motion moved by 64 members of Rajya Sabha seeking removal of Justice Dipak Misra from the office of the Chief Justice. In his ‘detailed’ order, Naidu claimed to have consulted several legal luminaries, constitutional experts and eminent jurists. However, if advocate KV Dhananjay of the Supreme Court is to be believed, it seems Naidu’s team did not

  • Impeachment motion against CJI: The Congress party has egg on its face

    Just when the fortunes of the Opposition seemed to be looking up with the BJP tending to go on the back foot, the Congress has set the cat among the pigeons. Rank myopia and poor judgement have led Congress president Rahul Gandhi to rake up the issue of impeaching the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, on grounds that are patently petty and ill-thought-out.

  • Impeachment motion against CJI: Congress self-goal

    The rejection of the impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra by the Vice-President and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, M Venkaiah Naidu, on Monday, was expected. For, the charges lack substance. These were based on mere innuendoes and doubts, not on facts. The movers’ pique and anger against the CJI for not ensuring a favourable order in the Judge Loya death case was behind the petty and revengeful move.