Free Press Journal
  • Supreme Court Crisis: 4 Rebel judges left out of key Bench

    New Delhi: Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Monday announced the composition of a 5-judge constitution bench headed by himself for hearing eight crucial matters from January 17. Interestingly, none of the four rebel judges — Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph -– figure on the 5-judge constitution bench.

  • Justice Arun Mishra assigned Loya case breaks down at an informal gathering of judges

    New Delhi: The morning tea session at the judges’ lounge at the Supreme Court — where the Chief Justice of India and some of the other judges met informally to settle their differences — had some emotional moments. One of the participating judges nearly broke down and Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice J Chelameshwar, who had ignited the major row on Friday, came together to comfort him. The judge to be comforted

  • Supreme Court Crisis: ‘Story over’ but no one knows the end

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court crisis, created on Friday by four senior-most judges’ revolt against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, blew over on Monday after an informal full court meeting of all judges over a cup of coffee. The government heaved a sigh of relief as it need not intervene in the matter; its stand, too, had been that the judiciary is capable of resolving the matter itself.

  • A-G’s ‘storm in tea cup’ remark unfitting: Cong

    New Delhi : Senior Congress leader and senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Monday objected to Attorney General KK Venugopal’s dismissive comment on the four senior-most Supreme Court judges’ press conference on Friday as a “storm in a tea cup.”

  • Substantial progress in probe against Ranjit Sinha: SIT to SC

    New Delhi : The CBI’s special investigation team (SIT) today informed the Supreme Court that substantial progress has been made in the probe against the agency’s then chief Ranjit Sinha, who prima facie tried to scuttle the investigation in coal scam cases.

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    Supreme Court Bar Association terms SC judges’ press conference ‘ill planned’

    New Delhi: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Saturday termed the press conference of the four Supreme Court judges as ‘ill planned’ and added that the allegations made by them were not substantial. “If they had to come for a press conference, then they should have said something substantial. Just creating doubts in the minds of people will not serve the interest of the judiciary. I think this was not properly planned,” SCBA

  • For the first time in history, four senior Sc judges take on CJI Dipak Misra at press conference

    New Delhi: For the first time in the history of the Supreme Court, its four senior-most judges revolted against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, holding a Press conference at the residence of Justice Jasti Chelameswar here on Friday, where they went public with their grievances, accusing the CJI of  breaching rules in assigning cases to appropriate benches.

  • Probe needed to know how judiciary’s integrity being affected, says CPI(M)

    New Delhi : The CPI(M) on Friday said a thorough investigation was needed to understand how the independence and integrity of judiciary was being affected after four senior Supreme Court judges came out in the open to say that the situation in the apex court was “not in order”.

  • Legal eagles says it’s shocking

    New Delhi : The decision of four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court to hold a press conference was on Friday termed as “unprecedented” by the legal fraternity, with some experts terming it as “shocking” while some others saying there could have been some compelling reasons for such a move.

  • Full court must be called to discuss situation: Ex-judges

    Thiruvananthapuram : A former Chief Justice of India and two other judges have termed as “unprecedented” the press meet by four senior sitting judges of the Supreme Court on Friday complaining over its administration and wished that a full court meeting be called soon.

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    Chelameswar: The main rebel

    Justice Jasti Chelameswar can be compared to another maverick judge, Justice Markandey Katju, who wrote two lead news reports in a national daily giving details of how a corrupt judge was sworn in despite an adverse Intelligence Bureau report about him.

  • Dipak Misra, the man under siege

    New Delhi : The four senior most Supreme Court judges on Friday virtually revolted against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, who has been a part of several key and sensitive verdicts including that of confirming the death sentence of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon during a midnight hearing.

  • SC row: Opposition wants ‘sensitive’ matter probed

    In his brief statement, Rahul Gandhi said that all citizens who love the idea of justice and believe in the Supreme Court were looking at the developments, and therefore it was important that those were addressed.

  • Bar to meet to discuss SC affairs

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) will meet here on Saturday to discuss the situation after four senior judges complained about the functioning of the top court and the role Chief Justice Dipak Misra, reports IANS.