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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

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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