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NJAC: Civil society must take up cause of transparency in judicial appointments

Feb 17, 2016

NJAC: Civil society must take up cause of transparency in judicial appointments

The five judges constitution bench of Justices JS Khehar, Chelameswar, MB Lokur, Kurian Joseph and Adarsh Kumar Goel — after striking down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) as unconstitutional — went ahead with the proceedings to explore alternatives to make the collegium system more transparent and accountable #CriticalPoint #Judicial appointments #National Judicial Appointments Commission #Constitutional Amendment Act & National Judicial Appointments Commission #All-India Judicial Services
Full text: The Supreme Court judgment on the NJAC controversy

Oct 16, 2015

Full text: The Supreme Court judgment on the NJAC controversy

This is the full text of the Supreme Court's judgment on the validity of the NJAC, in which it brought back the collegium system for appointment of judges to the higher judiciary. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Judiciary #Judicial appointments #Full Text #collegium #NJAC
SC strikes down NJAC: A short timeline of the controversial law for appointment of judges

Oct 16, 2015

SC strikes down NJAC: A short timeline of the controversial law for appointment of judges

The issue has seen several twists and turns, with court pronouncements, committee reports and legislative actions, interspersed with strongly-worded opinions on both sides of the divide. Here is a short history of the controversy. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Judiciary #parliament #Judicial appointments #Collegium System #NJAC #Three judges' case
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
Katju expose: Ex-Law minister Bhardwaj bats for strong system of judicial appointments

Jul 22, 2014

Katju expose: Ex-Law minister Bhardwaj bats for strong system of judicial appointments

In the eye of a storm over the extension to a high court judge facing corruption allegations, former Law Minister H R Bhardwaj today supported strengthening the present system of judicial appointments saying the NDA government should take steps in this regard. #NewsTracker #HR Bhardwaj #Markandey Katju #Katju #Judicial appointments #UPA govt
Parliament rocked for a second day over judicial appointment row

Jul 22, 2014

Parliament rocked for a second day over judicial appointment row

Amid furore created by AIADMK members in Parliament for the second day running, Government today admitted that a Supreme Court collegium during the UPA rule had recommended extension of a judge in Tamil Nadu who was under corruption cloud. #DMK #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #AIADMK #Lok Sabha #parliament #Judicial appointments
Govt delays new proposal for judicial appointment

Apr 18, 2013

Govt delays new proposal for judicial appointment

The new mechanism would give a say to the government in appointment of judges to the higher judiciary instead of the present collegium system. #NewsTracker #Government of India #Judicial appointments
Singhvi 'sex video': Why the last word may not have been said

Apr 24, 2012

Singhvi 'sex video': Why the last word may not have been said

An RTI application has been filed to seek information from the Supreme Court on the recommendation for appointment of the lawyer in the CD. What will it reveal? #social media #Law/Crime #Judiciary #Abhishek Manu Singhvi #Judicial appointments