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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
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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.

SC receives communication on Justice Akil Kureshi's elevation as MP chief justice; govt's decision to be placed before Collegium
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SC receives communication on Justice Akil Kureshi's elevation as MP chief justice; govt's decision to be placed before Collegium

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it had received a communication from the Ministry of Law and Justice on the Collegium's recommendation, elevating Justice Akil Kureshi as the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court

In Russia, CJI Ranjan Gogoi says independence of judiciary not one-time pill, touches upon rise of populist forces
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In Russia, CJI Ranjan Gogoi says independence of judiciary not one-time pill, touches upon rise of populist forces

Gogoi's talk when taken in the national context was reminiscent of the divide between the judiciary and executive over the National Judicial Appointments Commission

Arun Jaitley clarifies Centre's stand on judge Loya case, Rafale, CBI appointment row; slams 'compulsive contrarians' for manufactured lies
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Arun Jaitley clarifies Centre's stand on judge Loya case, Rafale, CBI appointment row; slams 'compulsive contrarians' for manufactured lies

Arun Jaitley wrote a blog slamming critics of the government, terming them compulsive contrarians. Jaitley clarified the government's stand on a host of issues, including Rafale, CBI director's appointment, RBI debate.

CJI Ranjan Gogoi bans leaves for judges on working days, streamlines process to expedite hearings
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CJI Ranjan Gogoi bans leaves for judges on working days, streamlines process to expedite hearings

With the mounting backlog of cases in the country's judiciary, newly appointed Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi is taking steps to address the issue.

Exclusive: Former Kerala HC judge Kemal Pasha says only merit should matter in judicial appointments, deplores govt intervention
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Exclusive: Former Kerala HC judge Kemal Pasha says only merit should matter in judicial appointments, deplores govt intervention

In an exclusive interview with the Firstpost, retired Kerala High Court judge Kemal Pasa questioned government intervention in the appointment of judges and other issues plaguing the Indian judicial system

Justice J Chelameswar's retires: A look back at Supreme Court judge's most contentious statements in past months
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Justice J Chelameswar's retires: A look back at Supreme Court judge's most contentious statements in past months

Firstpost takes a look at some of the things that Justice Chelmaeshwar said over the last six months, and which for good or bad, became the talking point.

Supreme Court judge writes to CJI over delay in judges' appointments, says 'very life and existence' of institution under threat
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Supreme Court judge writes to CJI over delay in judges' appointments, says 'very life and existence' of institution under threat

Irked over the government's delay in clearing the collegium's recommendation to elevate a judge and a senior woman advocate to the apex court, Supreme Court judge Justice Kurian Joseph has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra contending that the "very life and existence" of the institution was "under threat" and a "surgical intervention" is required.

Forty three additional judges elevated in five high courts but no fresh appointments made
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Forty three additional judges elevated in five high courts but no fresh appointments made

Sources in the government said the elevations were routine in nature but no fresh judges have been appointed in the recent past.

Row over Justice KM Joseph should lead to rethink on role of 'seniority' in Supreme Court appointments
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Row over Justice KM Joseph should lead to rethink on role of 'seniority' in Supreme Court appointments

It may not make sense to have Supreme Court judges who have short tenures before retirement. The elevation of Justice Joseph may be a good case to consider this issue.

Acted in interest of judiciary and justice, says senior SC judge Kurian Joseph, day after rebellion against CJI Dipak Misra
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Acted in interest of judiciary and justice, says senior SC judge Kurian Joseph, day after rebellion against CJI Dipak Misra

Justice Kurian Joseph, one of the four dissenting senior Supreme Court judges, said on Saturday that they acted solely in the interest of judiciary and justice

Kolkata High Court slams Centre over delay in appointment of judges, warns of 'appropriate action'
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Kolkata High Court slams Centre over delay in appointment of judges, warns of 'appropriate action'

In an attack on the Centre for delaying the appointment of judges, the Calcutta HC has warned of "appropriate action" if urgent steps are not taken on it

Govt won't play adjudicator in alleged corruption in judiciary: Ravi Shankar Prasad
India

Govt won't play adjudicator in alleged corruption in judiciary: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government will not be an "adjudicator" in cases of alleged corruption in the judiciary and asked it to evolve a robust mechanism within to deal with complaints against judges

NEET-like exam suggested for recruitment of judges in lower courts
India

NEET-like exam suggested for recruitment of judges in lower courts

The Narendra Modi government has proposed to the Supreme Court to conduct NEET-like entrance exams to recruit judges in lower courts of India

Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India
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Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, who led the five-judge constitution bench in the Supreme Court which had struck down the controversial National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act for the appointment of judges, was on Wednesday sworn in as the 44th Chief Justice of India.

Judiciary-government spat over appointment of judges spells imminent crisis for India
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Judiciary-government spat over appointment of judges spells imminent crisis for India

Who would blink first in the judicial appointments issue — the executive or the judiciary? If both remain inflexible, India is headed for a constitutional crisis

After SC rap, govt clears appointment of 10 judges for high courts of Gauhati and Delhi
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After SC rap, govt clears appointment of 10 judges for high courts of Gauhati and Delhi

Centre on Monday cleared the appointment of ten judges for the high courts of Gauhati and Delhi.

Supreme Court raps Narendra Modi govt for delaying appointment of judges
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Supreme Court raps Narendra Modi govt for delaying appointment of judges

The Supreme Court on Friday criticised the Narendra Modi-led NDA government for its lackadaisical attitude to the appointment of judges, and accused the government of trying to starve out the cause of justice by not appointing judges

New law for appointment of judges would compromise with independence of judiciary: Jethmalani
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New law for appointment of judges would compromise with independence of judiciary: Jethmalani

Noted jurist Ram Jethmalani on Tuesday attacked the Centre on the new law on appointment of judges.