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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
Judicial supremacy Vs Parliament Why NJAC is better than the collegium system

Aug 16, 2014

Judicial supremacy Vs Parliament Why NJAC is better than the collegium system

While the National Judicial Appointment Commission may not be the best way of appointing judges, we can't make the good the enemy of the best. It is anyway a darn sight better than the opaque collegium system of appointing judges. #BJP #Rajya Sabha #ConnectTheDots #Lok Sabha #CJI #parliament #Law Minister #NDA #Modi government #National Judicial Appointments Bill #Constitutional Amendment

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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

Aug 24, 2014

Pitts: The sheer brokenness of our political system

A truism: Almost nobody looks good in his booking photo. That said, the 47th governor of Texas, one James Richard Perry, certainly gave it his best shot when he faced the camera at the Travis County Courthouse last week. The resultant image is ... no... #Texas #Tom DeLay #Barack Obama #Larry Craig #Rick Perry #John Boehner #Rod R. Blagojevich #William Jefferson #Bob McDonnell #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party
Justice Katju's revelations Why we can't treat IB reports as sacred cows

Aug 19, 2014

Protesters set to march on Pakistan's parliament

(AP) -- Thousands of protesters demanding Pakistan's prime minister step down prepared Tuesday to march on parliament in the capital, as authorities beefed up security to prevent possible violence. The demonstrators, who have camped out in Islamabad ... #Pakistan #Pervez Musharraf #Islamabad #Nawaz Sharif #Imran Khan #Ahsan Iqbal #Muslim League-N