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  • 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

  • Law Minister may meet CJI to discuss govt-judiciary rift

    New Delhi : Amid growing differences between the government and the judiciary over a host of issues, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is likely to meet Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra later this month.

  • Not CJI Misra, Judge Chelameswar needs to be impeached

    The move to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra is motivated by sheer partisan politics. It is ill-advised and unwarranted. Though nothing will come of it, nonetheless it will further undermine the public standing of one constitutional institution which still enjoys a good deal of public trust and confidence. The principal movers of the motion are led by the Congress Party, but they lack a tenable case against the CJI. The

  • Supreme Court row: What did the judges’ revolt actually achieve?

    On January 12, 2017, something extraordinary happened when top four judges of the Supreme Court of India (J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph) addressed the media and said that all is not well within the judiciary. This was the first instance of Supreme Court judges airing their grievances in public and questioned the workings of the current Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. The four judges expressed their unhappiness

  • Justice Karnan ‘sentences’ CJI, 7 other SC judges to 5 years RI

    justice karnan (pic) said that an order passed by him on April 13 directing the member judges of the seven-judge bench to pay a fine of Rs 14 crore was in force and ordered “the Registrar General attached to the Supreme Court to recover the said amount from the salary of each”

  • Judge opts out of collegium meeting

    New Delhi : Justice J Chelameswar, one of the five senior most judges of the Supreme Court, did not take part in Collegium’s meeting on Thursday to discuss various issues including the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP).

  • SC asks Adarsh Society to pay for maintenance

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society to consider bearing the expenses to be incurred on maintenance of the 28-storey scam- tainted building, whose possession has been handed over to the Centre in pursuance to the apex court’s order.

  • Laymen not required in judicial selection process, clarifies Supreme Court

    New Delhi : Even as it reserved judgement, the Supreme Court on Wednesday differed with the Centre on the provision of nominating two eminent persons in the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) saying inclusion of laymen in the new system of judicial appointments ‘cannot work’. “If you are talking of bringing layman into the NJAC, bring them here also (Supreme Court). Why are lawyers and judges sitting here. It is not right, it

  • SCBA condemns collegium in SC

    New Delhi : The apex court’s Bar on Wednesday strongly backed the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) and sharply attacked the collegium system which produced judges who give relief to film stars and politicians while the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the 2002 Gujarat riots have not got justice.

  • NJAC: Opponents accuse Centre of ‘holding up’ SC

    New Delhi : Opponents of the new system of higher judicial appointments on Friday attacked in the Supreme Court the Centre’s “late” demand for a larger bench to hear the challenge  saying “the whole court is held up for no purpose”.

  • There’s no reason to celebrate yet

    Okay, Section 66A of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, which was voided by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, was badly drafted. It needed to go. But there is no need for unbridled celebration yet. For, the abuse of the new medium by all manner of juveniles and other crazies too is a proven fact. And the fear is that the over-the-top revelry over its excision from the statute book can cause a

  • SC Again Refuses To Stay Rajasthan Panchayat Poll

    NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court for the second time on Thursday refused to entertain petitions challenging a Rajasthan government’s Ordinance prescribing minimum educational criteria for contesting the ongoing Panchayat elections in the state, while asking the Rajasthan High Court to expedite hearing on validity of the Ordinance.

  • Extreme Political Views Are Not Banned In Cyber World: SC Told

    New Delhi : Extreme political views and decent humour in the cyber world cannot be prohibited, Centre told the Supreme Court on Tuesday, while making out a case for blocking outrageous and offensive contents hurting religious sentiments.

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