Kiren Rijiju was the law minister who took on the judiciary. Now he has been replaced
Kiren Rijiju’s appointment as law minister came as a surprise. So has his replacement. During his tenure, the BJP leader was vocal in his criticism of the judiciary, questioning the appointment of judges and court vacations
Explained: Who is the driving force behind Israel's legal overhaul?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's allies say the overhaul will rein in an unelected judiciary. Critics warn that it will upend Israel's system of checks and balances, giving too much power to the premier and push the country toward authoritarianism
Israel's controversial legal reform plan: What are the proposals?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies, who have formed the most right-wing government in Israel's history, say the reforms are necessary to correct an imbalance that has given judges too much power over elected officials
US midterm elections: What control of the Senate means for Joe Biden and the Democrats
The Democrats' continued control of the US Senate is not merely a symbolic victory for Joe Biden. The win makes it easier for the president to fill any US Supreme Court vacancies that arise. It also enables the Democrats to tamp down Republican investigations into the administration
23 candidates recommended by HC collegiums and reiterated by SC pending with Centre, say officials
At least seven high courts had recommended these names for appointment as high court judges, sources said
Judges’ salaries and service amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today: Key features of proposed legislation
The Bill clarifies when Supreme Court and High Court judges are entitled to an additional quantum of pension or family pension on attaining a certain age.
Incumbent upon judges to exercise utmost discretion in utterances in courtrooms, says President Kovind
Ram Nath Kovind said that in Indian tradition, judges are imagined as a model of rectitude and detachment more akin to 'sthitpragya' (a person of steady wisdom).
In a first, 9 Supreme Court judges take oath in one go; working strength goes up to 33
Chief Justice of India N V Ramana administered the oath of office in a swearing-in ceremony held in the auditorium of the apex court's additional building complex
Satya Pal Malik likely to become first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, say reports
Satya Pal Malik is likely to become the first Lieutenant Governor (L-G) for both Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Post-retirement prospects for constitutional court judges tear the fabric of judicial independence
The government's appointment of Justice Sunil Gaur as the chairperson of the Prevention of Money Laundering Appellate (PMLA) Tribunal has once again brought back into the spotlight questions of constitutional significance facing the independence and credibility of India’s higher judiciary.
Don't address judges as 'my Lord', 'your lordships', Rajasthan HC asks counsels, others to honour 'mandate of equality'
Rajasthan High Court on Monday issued a notice requesting the counsels and others to 'desist' from addressing the judges as 'My Lord' and 'Your Lordship'
Are judges over protected from law?
Courts should reaffirm that principles of natural justice are sacrosanct. History is replete with instances of political clout being used to prevent the judiciary from functioning properly
'Stop when judges walk past': Allahabad HC diktat for office bearers entrenches medieval notions of hierarchy
While one can be critical of such manifest notions of hierarchy, the fact remains that with each order like the one passed by Allahabad High Court registry, it gets more entrenched.
Attributing political colours to judgments and attacking judges in media is contempt of gravest form: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court came down heavily on activist lawyers for attacking judges and attributing political colours to judgments, calling it the contempt of gravest form.
Ravi Shankar Prasad says govt not committing 'cardinal sin' by seeking reconsideration of SC collegium recommendations
The executive was not committing a "cardinal sin" by seeking reconsideration of some proposals made by the Supreme Court collegium, Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Opposition slams Centre for asking Supreme Court Collegium to re-consider Justice K M Joseph's name
The elevation of one of the two jurists recommended by the collegium as Supreme Court judges, today evoked sharp reaction with the apex court's bar association chief terming as "disturbing" the government's action of accepting only one name and asking it to reconsider the name of Justice K M Joseph.
Supreme Court says there is need to consider a full-time expert body to help in appointment of judges
SC called for considering whether there is need for setting up a body of full-time experts to assist in "identifying, scrutinising and evaluating" the candidates to be appointed judges.
Fewer than one-third of judges in India's lower judiciary are women, reveals legal think tank
Fewer than one-third of judges in the lower judiciary–district courts and below–in 17 of 34 states and union territories in India are female, according to a February 2018 analysis by the New Delhi-based legal think tank, Vidhi Center For Legal Policy.
Legal experts tell Centre not to pick and choose between names sent for elevation to Supreme Court
Legal experts have cautioned the government against accepting one of the recommendations of the Supreme Court collegium while keeping the other one on hold.
Friction between SC judges continues as land acquisition matter referred to CJI to deal with 'piquant' situation
Supreme Court referred a matter relating to land acquisition to the CJI for constituting an "appropriate bench" to deal with the "piquant" situation that had arisen.