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.
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'
'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.
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 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 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.
Supreme Court collegium recommends KM Joseph, Indu Malhotra as SC judges, says they are 'deserving in all respects'
The Supreme Court collegium on Thursday made public its resolution recommending the name of Uttarakhand high court chief justice KM Joseph for appointment as an apex court judge
Important Supreme Court cases must be live-streamed to promote 'open justice' and negate substandard legal reportage
If the court allows live-streaming it would only enhance the "majesty of the law" instead of diminishing it by clinging on to secrecy.
Supreme Court bench headed by CJI dismisses plea seeking ban on media from discussing issues raised by rebel judges
The Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea seeking to restrain the media from publishing, discussing and politicising issues raised by four senior-most judges.
India is unique as it splits up the court into different benches which gives the CJI the power to influence judicial matters which he is not even a part of.
Four senior most judges of the Supreme Court on Friday called a press conference and said the situation in the top court was "not in order" and many "less than desirable" things have taken place.
Winter Session of Lok Sabha ends with House passing 12 bills including landmark legislation outlawing triple talaq
Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die, bringing to an end the short Winter Session during which the House passed 12 bills.
Former Supreme Court judges believe torture rampant in criminal justice system, some find it justified, says report
Several former Supreme Court judges believe that the practice of torturing an accused was rampant in the criminal justice system.
President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America's federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years.