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  • CJI mantle for Justice Ranjan Gogoi

    The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has saved itself from scathing criticism and huge embarrassment by appointing Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the 46th Chief Justice of India. Justice Gogoi had been under a cloud for joining three other senior fellow-judges on January 12 last in addressing a media conference on the issue of selective assignment of sensitive cases to certain judges in the Supreme Court. That this was a controversial decision to go

  • Now, Ranjan Gogoi has to tolerate ‘noisy judges’

    There is nothing in common between the 46th Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi with his retired brother judge Markandey Katju from Allahabad and an allegedly “eccentric” Justice Chinnaswamy Swaminathan Karnan from Madras except that the latter two judges were issued contempt notices by Supreme Court benches of which the incoming  CJI was a part.

  • President of India Ram Nath Kovind appoints Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next CJI

    President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Gogoi will assume the office of Chief Justice on October 3, 2018, after the retirement of the current Chief Justice, Justice Dipak Misra. Born on 18th November, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised in the Gauhati High Court on Constitutional, taxation and company matters. He was appointed as

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    Constitutional rights fulcrum of free society: CJI Misra

    Pune: Rights protected and guaranteed under the constitutional framework are the fulcrum of a democratic and free society, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has said. Addressing the Dr Patangrao Kadam memorial lecture here Saturday, the CJI said that if an individual has the right to live he also has the right to die with dignity. Justice Misra was addressing law students of Bharti University on “Balancing of Rights”.

  • Orderly succession

    With the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, recommending the name of senior-most judge, Ranjan Gogoi, as his successor upon his retirement next month, all speculation about the latter’s supersession ought to end immediately. Critics of the Government feared that Misra would seek to penalize Gogoi for the latter’s extraordinary behavior in joining that recalcitrant judge J Chelameswar, since retired, in holding a press conference against him earlier this year. It was

  • CJI Dipak Misra recommends Justice Ranjan Gogoi as next chief justice

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra Tuesday sent a  letter to the Central government recommending Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor. Justice Gogoi will be sworn in as the next CJI on October 3, a day after Justice Misra’s tenure ends.

  • Strict SC rules on designating senior advocate

     New Delhi : The Supreme Court has formulated very strict rules on designation of the senior advocates by a 5-member committee headed by the Chief Justice of India that will meet twice a year to pick up the lawyers for the coveted position.

  • Supreme Court judges will contribute to Kerala flood relief fund, says CJI Dipak Misra

    New Delhi: The judges of the Supreme Court will contribute Rs 25,000 each to the Kerala flood relief fund, informed Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Monday. The apex court bench helmed by the CJI and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud made the observation while hearing a Public Interest litigation (PIL) that sought barring of lawmakers from practising in courts across the country.

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    Supreme Court expresses anguish over trend of targeting judges

    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday expressed anguish over an emerging “trend of targeting judges” and said this “must stop”, while indicating that it may impose an exemplary cost of Rs 25 lakh on an organisation for raking up the issue of “conflict of interest” against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.

  • Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra breaks silence for first time after judges’ dissent

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Wednesday said that it was easy to criticise, attack and destroy a system but instead an endeavour should be made to transform and reform it. “There may be some elements who try to weaken the institution,” but the judiciary will refuse to succumb, Chief Justice Misra said in an apparent reference to discordant voices coming from within the top judiciary and outside.

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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

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    CJI is master of roster, has power to allocate cases to different benches: Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today maintained that the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is “the master of the roster” and has the prerogative and authority to allocate cases to different benches of the apex court. A bench comprising justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan in their separate concurring verdicts said the CJI occupies the role of “first among equals and is empowered to exercise leadership in the administration of court” which

  • Supreme Court lashes out at lawyer for ‘unwarranted insinuations’ against Chief Justice of India

    New Delhi, The Supreme Court has lashed out at an advocate for his “unwarranted insinuations” on the social media against Chief Justice Dipak Misra for refusing to grant early hearing to his petition. The apex court bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, took strong exception to the lawyer’s conduct and said such allegations would damage the institution.

  • 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.

  • Supreme Court adjourns Ayodhya land dispute case

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid land dispute case. The next hearing will be held after summer vacation.The apex court is hearing 13 appeals filed against the 2010 judgment of the Allahabad High Court that mandated a three-way division of the disputed site in Ayodhya.