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Govt grants extension to eight additional judges after SC nod

Jun 19, 2015

Govt grants extension to eight additional judges after SC nod

The government is of the view that the vacuum created by the court case could create a further shortage of judges. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Bombay High Court #Law Ministry #Patna High Court #National Judicial Appointments Commission Act #Amaresh Kumar Lal
Supreme Court Bar Association slams Collegium system, says common man ignored

Jun 18, 2015

Supreme Court Bar Association slams Collegium system, says common man ignored

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. #Gujarat #NewsTracker #Apex Court #collegium #National Judicial Appointments Commission #NJAC #Supreme Court Bar Association #Dushyant Dave #SCBA
SC hearings in NJAC case seem headed in the wrong direction

Jun 15, 2015

SC hearings in NJAC case seem headed in the wrong direction

The Supreme Court hearings on the constitutional validity of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) are rapidly becoming a cat-and-mouse game between judiciary and executive, with the five-judge bench increasingly looking like a party to the dispute. #India #Supreme Court #InMyOpinion #Mukul Rohatgi #National Judicial Appointments Commission #NJAC
SC raises queries on removal of eminent persons from NJAC

Jun 11, 2015

SC raises queries on removal of eminent persons from NJAC

The Supreme Court on Thursday raised questions over the lack of provisions in the law for removal of two eminent persons from the six-member National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) and sought to know whether there was any scope for judicial review of their selection. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #RTI #Mukul Rohatgi #National Judicial Appointments Commission
Can't leave appointments of judges at the mercy of God: Supreme Court

Jun 09, 2015

Can't leave appointments of judges at the mercy of God: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday tersely told the Centre that appointment of judges in higher judiciary is a "serious" business and cannot be left either to the "hit-and-trial" method or to the mercy of God. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Intelligence Bureau #Mukul Rohatgi #NJAC #National Judicial Appointment Commission
Even if bench strikes down the law, NJAC system will not be revived: Govt to Supreme Court

May 13, 2015

Even if bench strikes down the law, NJAC system will not be revived: Govt to Supreme Court

The governments aggressive stand during hearings in the Supreme Court on the constitutional validity of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) will effectively ensure that even if the bench strikes down the law, the old collegium system will not be revived. #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #SC #parliament #President #NDA Government #National Judicial Appointments Commission #NJAC
Eminent persons in NJAC don't need to have legal background: Centre to SC

Apr 30, 2015

Eminent persons in NJAC don't need to have legal background: Centre to SC

The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that two eminent persons in the six-member National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) for appointing judges for higher judiciary need not have legal background. #India #Ram Jethmalani #NewsTracker #parliament #Mukul Rohatgi #National Judicial Appointment Commission
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
NJAC case: The slippery slope of the conflict of interest argument

Apr 22, 2015

NJAC case: The slippery slope of the conflict of interest argument

The new laws mandate the creation of a National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) whose members are a mix of judiciary and executive. #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Law #Judiciary #Courts #Constitution #lawyers #Fali Nariman #National Judicial Appointments Commission #Indian courts #NJAC
SC judge recuses from hearing pleas challenging the Judicial Appointments Commission Act

Apr 15, 2015

SC judge recuses from hearing pleas challenging the Judicial Appointments Commission Act

A Constitution bench could not begin the hearing to examine the validity of the law replacing the collegium system of appointment of judges as the judge heading it recused from the case. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Law #Attorney General #Apex Court #Mukul Rohatgi #Constitution bench #National Judicial Appointments Commission Act #NJAC Act