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Can 'excessive' media reporting on ongoing investigations hinder justice? Bombay HC asks Centre
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Can 'excessive' media reporting on ongoing investigations hinder justice? Bombay HC asks Centre

The court was hearing final arguments on a bunch of public interest litigations seeking that the media trial in the probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death be stopped

Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan and N Ram challenge validity of law on criminal contempt in SC
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Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan and N Ram challenge validity of law on criminal contempt in SC

Section 2(1)(c) of the Contempt of Courts Act is unconstitutional, violates the freedom of speech and is 'incurably vague', said the petition

SC holds advocate guilty of contempt: Judicious use of law by courts renders reexamination unnecessary
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SC holds advocate guilty of contempt: Judicious use of law by courts renders reexamination unnecessary

The test which is thus applied by the court to decide on the contempt action is the “test of erosion of public confidence”.

Justice CS Karnan row: Retired judge appeals to West Bengal governor for bail and parole
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Justice CS Karnan row: Retired judge appeals to West Bengal governor for bail and parole

Former Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan, jailed on an order of the Supreme Court, has moved a petition before the governor of West Bengal seeking bail or parole.

Supreme Court refuses to hear Justice Karnan's plea against his six-month jail term
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Supreme Court refuses to hear Justice Karnan's plea against his six-month jail term

The Supreme Court has refused to list and hear Justice C S Karnan's plea seeking recall of the order awarding six-month jail term for contempt of court

SC slams Kerala govt for delay in appointing Senkumar as police chief; slaps Rs 25,000 fine
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SC slams Kerala govt for delay in appointing Senkumar as police chief; slaps Rs 25,000 fine

The Supreme Court on 5 May sought response of the Kerala Chief Secretary on a contempt plea by senior IPS officer T P Senkumar, who has alleged delay in his reinstatement as the state police chief despite the apex court's order.