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Senior advocate Aditya Sondhi withdraws consent for elevation as Karnataka HC judge
India

Senior advocate Aditya Sondhi withdraws consent for elevation as Karnataka HC judge

In India, names for judicial appointments are recommended by a collegium which is a committee of judges. The government is generally expected to approve the appointments

Survey of high court advocates exposes fault lines between bar, bench; greater transparency in judicial appointments need of the hour
India

Survey of high court advocates exposes fault lines between bar, bench; greater transparency in judicial appointments need of the hour

The way in which the system of appointments is currently functioning needs rethinking with a majority of the surveyed advocates demanding greater transparency in its operation

After 14 years of RTI Act, two landmark judgments by Delhi HC and appeal that waited for 9 years, Supreme Court decides CJI office comes under law
India

After 14 years of RTI Act, two landmark judgments by Delhi HC and appeal that waited for 9 years, Supreme Court decides CJI office comes under law

After 14 years of the existence of the Right to Information Act, two landmark judgments by Delhi High Court, both of which held that office of CJI is a "public authority" and is subject to the RTI Act and an appeal that had to wait for six years to be referred to a constitutional bench and again had to wait for three years, finally got a decision. And the decision is that the office of CJI is subject to RTI Act.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Mamata Banerjee's rally, opaque collegium system and anticipated Telugu films in 2019; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Mamata Banerjee's rally, opaque collegium system and anticipated Telugu films in 2019; today's must-read stories

The message from Brigade Ground is that Opposition representative from other parts of the country have endorsed Banerjee's leadership.

SC collegium under fire for elevating junior judges; apex court's appointment forum has been under scrutiny before
India

SC collegium under fire for elevating junior judges; apex court's appointment forum has been under scrutiny before

What has really ruffled feathers within the judiciary is that the Collegium actually revisited an earlier order, which had names of more senior judges, and revoked it.

Turmoil in SC: CJI as master of roster must align with Constitution, avoid concentration of power
India

Turmoil in SC: CJI as master of roster must align with Constitution, avoid concentration of power

The Chief Justice of India's power as 'master of roster' needs a re-look keeping in mind the perils of concentrating power in the hands of one individual.

Ad hoc judicial appointments affecting economy even as India's high courts lack 37% of required judges
India

Ad hoc judicial appointments affecting economy even as India's high courts lack 37% of required judges

High courts nationwide are 37 percent short of judges, and ad hoc appointments–not posting judges to courts that need them most–are worsening delays and affecting India’s economy, according to our analysis of data released by the department of justice.

Supreme Court judges against CJI: Higher judiciary must reform itself if integrity of institution is to be preserved
India

Supreme Court judges against CJI: Higher judiciary must reform itself if integrity of institution is to be preserved

That is not surprising because political practitioners in a democracy are guided by majoritarianism. India’s Supreme Court (SC) is a classic example of an institution which stood up to this evil of democracy. But history is hardly a mirror for the present, it seems.

SC judges revolt: Apex court reaping ill benefits of an opaque collegium system it gave unto itself
India

SC judges revolt: Apex court reaping ill benefits of an opaque collegium system it gave unto itself

We are today faced by a situation where opacity has adversely affected, in the eyes of four of the senior-most judges of the Supreme Court (excluding the CJI, of course!), the proper functioning of the court.

Supreme Court judges vs CJI: Judges speaking out at press conference low point in constitutional history
India

Supreme Court judges vs CJI: Judges speaking out at press conference low point in constitutional history

We may not realise it, but the press conference held by the four Supreme Court judges will go down as a low point in our constitutional history.

Govt hopeful to 'find a way out' to push NJAC if polity supports on issue of judicial reforms
Politics

Govt hopeful to 'find a way out' to push NJAC if polity supports on issue of judicial reforms

The Supreme Court had rejected the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act and the 99th constitutional amendment, which provided for the formation of the Commission.

Govt had reservations but accepted SC verdict on scrapping NJAC Act, says Prasad
India

Govt had reservations but accepted SC verdict on scrapping NJAC Act, says Prasad

Prasad said that the government did not want to interfere in the judicial process, and it had accepted the SC's ruling scrapping the NJACommission Act.

'Courtrooms are vacant but we've no judges': CJI TS Thakur lambasts Centre on appointment of HC judges
India

'Courtrooms are vacant but we've no judges': CJI TS Thakur lambasts Centre on appointment of HC judges

The Chief Justice of India TS Thakur on Saturday in a strong word took on the Centre and said that the government is not ready to give proper facilities to judiciary.

Judiciary must introspect rather than tussle with the executive over the collegium system
India

Judiciary must introspect rather than tussle with the executive over the collegium system

It’s now obvious to everybody that not everything is fine with the collegium system.

Supreme Court slams Centre over delay in appointment of judges
India

Supreme Court slams Centre over delay in appointment of judges

During the brief hearing, the bench referred to the rising vacancies of judges in the high courts and the increasing number of pending cases.

CJI rejects proposal for panel to appoint judges
India

CJI rejects proposal for panel to appoint judges

The government had sent the MoP to the SC collegium in March. The CJI had returned the document in May raising objections to the various clauses.

Collegium recommends four names for SC: Here is all you need to know about them
India

Collegium recommends four names for SC: Here is all you need to know about them

The Supreme Court is all set to appoint three judges and a senior lawyer to the Supreme Court after a hiatus of 15 months.

Govt issues public notice inviting suggestions to improve collegium system to appoint SC judges
India

Govt issues public notice inviting suggestions to improve collegium system to appoint SC judges

Government on Friday issued a public notice inviting suggestions from the common man on ways to improve the collegium system to appoint judges to the SC.

Hate speech: Government seeks dismissal of Subramanian Swamy's plea
India

Hate speech: Government seeks dismissal of Subramanian Swamy's plea

The Centre has sought in the Supreme Court the dismissal of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's plea challenging the constitutional validity of penal provisions on speeches and writings that could cause enmity and hatred among communities.

NJAC debate: Collegium system was like a gymkhana club, says Arun Jaitley
India

NJAC debate: Collegium system was like a gymkhana club, says Arun Jaitley

A debate on the now-struck down National Judicial Appointments Commission, on Friday, saw participants sharply divided on the collegium system of choosing judges with events its supporters admitting that it has some faults and needed reform.