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Right to appoint judges is part of judicial independence: Lawyers body tells SC

Jun 18, 2015

Right to appoint judges is part of judicial independence: Lawyers body tells SC

The right of judiciary to insist on appointing judges is a "vital" part of its independence and basic structure of the Constitution which has been taken away by the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), a lawyers body on Thursday told the Supreme Court. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #CJI #Mukul Rohtagi #Fali S Nariman #NJAC #SCAORA
RM Lodha committee asks BCCI questions on seven separate heads

May 18, 2015

RM Lodha committee asks BCCI questions on seven separate heads

The Supreme Court-appointed committee headed by former CJI RM Lodha, who has been assigned to make administrative reforms in BCCI, has sent out a questionnaire containing more than 80 queries under seven sub-heads to office-bearers of the cricket body. #Sports #BCCI #Cricket #N Srinivasan #SportsTracker #CJI RM Lodha
NJAC row: CJI HL Dattu has put his own 5-judge bench in an awkward position

Apr 29, 2015

NJAC row: CJI HL Dattu has put his own 5-judge bench in an awkward position

By declining to join the NJAC till the Supreme Court bench looking into the constitutionality, of the Act delivers a verdict the CJI has not only created a crisis, but also put his own five-judge bench in the awkward position of having to give him directions #Collegium System #NJAC Crisis #CJI HL Dattu. SC Bench
Should CJI HL Dattu defy the law? He has set a bad precedent on NJAC panel issue

Apr 29, 2015

Should CJI HL Dattu defy the law? He has set a bad precedent on NJAC panel issue

Dattu has precipitated a needless constitutional crisis by refusing to head the three-member panel to select two eminent persons to be part of the NJAC, which has the mandate to select and transfer judges. #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Government #Chief Justice of India #Judiciary #National Judicial Appointments Commission #NJAC #CJI HL Dattu
PM Modi vs judiciary: It's a pointless war of jibes over 'five star' activists

Apr 07, 2015

PM Modi vs judiciary: It's a pointless war of jibes over 'five star' activists

At a seemingly innocuous conference with judges and chief ministers on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the opportunity to take on critics. #OnOurMind #Narendra Modi #Judiciary #CJI HL Dattu
Respect sacred days of all religions equally: SC judge writes to PM Modi over timing of conference

Apr 04, 2015

Respect sacred days of all religions equally: SC judge writes to PM Modi over timing of conference

Supreme Court Judge Kurian Joseph, who was pulled up by Chief Justice HL Dattu for not attending a judges conference scheduled for Good Friday, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi #India #Narendra Modi #Supreme Court #TheySaidIt #CJI #Good Friday #Easter Sunday #Chief Justice HL Dattu #Justice Kurian Joseph #Religious Holidays
Teesta Setalvad bail: It's a bizarre case of Supreme Court's exceptionalism

Mar 24, 2015

Teesta Setalvad bail: It's a bizarre case of Supreme Court's exceptionalism

Unusually in a straightforward anticipatory bail case, the Supreme Court has ended up adopting unusual procedures, including the setting up of a special bench, to hear the matter again - the third attempt. #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #CJI HL Dattu #Teesta Anticipatory #Gulbarg Society Complaint
Time for SC to set up a SIT to focus on how TN judiciary is being compromised

Feb 13, 2015

Time for SC to set up a SIT to focus on how TN judiciary is being compromised

SC could start by appointing a SIT to investigate what is really going on in Tamil Nadus judiciary. The lower courts seem close to losing their independence to political powerplay. #HowThisWorks #PIL #Madras High Court #Markandey Katju #Judicial Independence #CJI HL Dattu #CAG Appointment
The Supreme Court Collegium is dead: SC should let it remain buried

Jan 01, 2015

The Supreme Court Collegium is dead: SC should let it remain buried

The NJAC Bill, which has received presidential assent, scraps the SC collegium system of appointing judges. It will be challenged for constitutional validity. #HowThisWorks #CJI #Supreme Court of India #SC Collegium #NJAC bill #124th Constitutional Amendment
CJI hopes Lok Adalats across India would help settle more than 10 lakh cases

Dec 06, 2014

CJI hopes Lok Adalats across India would help settle more than 10 lakh cases

Chief Justice of India HL Dattu hoped that National Lok Adalats being held across the country on Saturday will help settle not less than 10 lakh cases. #India #NewsTracker #CJI #HL Dattu #Lok Adalat #High Court of Judicature