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Judiciary's independence is non-negotiable, says CJI RM Lodha

Sep 14, 2014

Judiciary's independence is non-negotiable, says CJI RM Lodha

The CJI called upon the legal fraternity to keep away people who "play tricks to taint judiciary" saying any form of corruption in judiciary "shield impurity which is the worst form of aliment in thriving democracy." #TheySaidIt #Chief Justice of India #Supreme Court of India #Judicial appointments #justice system #Judicial Appointments Commission #Collegium System #RM Lodha #Judiciary Independence
Govt Vs judiciary Why the SC must back off and not encroach on executive domain

Aug 25, 2014

Govt Vs judiciary Why the SC must back off and not encroach on executive domain

The confrontation that's brewing between executive and judiciary is partly because in the last 25 years the judiciary encroached onto executive space, aided by weak coalition governments who failed to assert themselves #ConnectTheDots #InMyOpinion #Executive Vs Judiciary #Markandey Katju #SH Kapadia #Judicial appointments #LoP #Judicial Independence #NJAC Bills
NJAC vs Collegium system Why effective shortlisting will be the key

Aug 18, 2014

NJAC vs Collegium system Why effective shortlisting will be the key

The volume of judicial appointments likely to come up before the NJAC is large; but it is not any larger than what came up before the Supreme Court collegium it is set to replace. Success depends on having an effective system of shortlisting #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Collegium System #High Courts #National Judicial Appointments Commission #Retiring Judges

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Justice Katju's revelations Why we can't treat IB reports as sacred cows

Jul 26, 2014

Justice Katju's revelations Why we can't treat IB reports as sacred cows

When it comes to judicial appointments, everyone quotes the IB report as if it was a sacred cow that cannot be commented upon. This needs questioning. #HowThisWorks #CBI #Intelligence Bureau #Justice Markandey Katju #Justice Katju #IB #Judicial appointments #Katju's revelations

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Justice Katju's revelations Why we can't treat IB reports as sacred cows

Sep 30, 2014

Movement growing to change the way judges are chosen

Campaign signs are everywhere these days and many of them are for judicial posts. More than 70 judicial candidates are running for everything from the Texas Supreme Court to county court slots. Dr. Sharon Navarro, a University of Texas at San Antonio... #Texas #U.S. Republican Party
Justice Katju's revelations Why we can't treat IB reports as sacred cows

Sep 24, 2014

JBC seeks reversal of ruling that got Jardeleza installed as SC justice

The appointment of Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza to the Supreme Court may not yet be a closed book because the Judicial and Bar Council has asked the high court to reverse its ruling that let the justice take his place on the SC bench. In a mot... #Texas #U.S. Republican Party
Justice Katju's revelations Why we can't treat IB reports as sacred cows

Sep 20, 2014

Survivors of brutal birth procedure reject redress plan

NEW proposals for a redress scheme for women who had the brutal birth procedure symphysiotomy do not go far enough, a support group said last night. The Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SOS) group was commenting after a meeting with Health Minister Leo Va... #United States Department of Health and Human Services #Leo Varadkar