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SC's actions in Prashant Bhushan, Twitter case show court as vehicle for administration, not dispenser of justice
India

SC's actions in Prashant Bhushan, Twitter case show court as vehicle for administration, not dispenser of justice

If Twitter has an obligation to unilaterally take down tweets without an order, then the SC must not just state the source of this obligation but also spell out when this obligation is activated

'Bloodstains on lathis, no CCTV footage': P Jayaraj and Fenix thrashed all night by Sathankulam Police personnel, finds Judicial Magistrate’s report
India

'Bloodstains on lathis, no CCTV footage': P Jayaraj and Fenix thrashed all night by Sathankulam Police personnel, finds Judicial Magistrate’s report

Mentioning Head Constable Revathy's statement in a four-page report to the Madras High Court Madurai Bench, the Judicial Magistrate probing the deaths said she feared to receive threats if she revealed the facts. In her statement, Revathy told the JM that the two persons were 'beaten up the entire night by police personnel there (Sathankulam PS) using lathis.'

Hit by job cuts during COVID-19 and constricted by an outdated law on legal advertising, young lawyers struggle to become self-reliant
India

Hit by job cuts during COVID-19 and constricted by an outdated law on legal advertising, young lawyers struggle to become self-reliant

While the law fraternity had been hoping for a progressive easing of the restrictions, the contrasting opinion pronounced by the court has created a sense of dismay and shock in the legal society.

India needs comprehensive law on coronavirus to replace maze of piecemeal guidelines, clarifications; UK, Singapore offer examples
India

India needs comprehensive law on coronavirus to replace maze of piecemeal guidelines, clarifications; UK, Singapore offer examples

In the absence of a comprehensive legislation dealing with coronavirus, litigants are flocking to courts across the country seeking clarity and protection as a result of these unprecedented circumstances.

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

Supreme Court staffer tests positive for coronavirus; employee admitted to govt hospital, contact tracing to be conducted
India

Supreme Court staffer tests positive for coronavirus; employee admitted to govt hospital, contact tracing to be conducted

The employee, working with the judicial section of the apex court, was on duty on 16 April and had come in contact with two apex court registrars.

In writer Raavi Sastry's portrayal of Prohibition-era Andhra Pradesh, an enduring critique of an anti-poor State
Life

In writer Raavi Sastry's portrayal of Prohibition-era Andhra Pradesh, an enduring critique of an anti-poor State

In Aaru Sara Kathalu, Raavi Sastry, who was then a practising lawyer himself, portrays the relationship between the lives of the poor people who were forced to turn to crime, and the apathy and indifference of the system, which was at the disposal of the powerful and rich

Plea asks SC to impose Financial Emergency due to COVID-19 outbreak: Court can't intervene to such extent, it can only ask, not direct Centre
India

Plea asks SC to impose Financial Emergency due to COVID-19 outbreak: Court can't intervene to such extent, it can only ask, not direct Centre

Since a Financial Emergency has never been imposed in India before, the power under Article 360 of the Constitution has remained unchartered territory since Independence.

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s defence against sexual harassment charges: The frank interview that wasn’t
India

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s defence against sexual harassment charges: The frank interview that wasn’t

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi made many statements exonerating himself prior to the initiation of any inquiry from the pulpit. Having been the presiding officer of the hearing, he chose not to have any of this recorded in the record of proceedings and chose not to sign the order. At the very outset, Gogoi ought to have recused himself from the matter.

By shielding judiciary from RTI Act, SC fails to appreciate notions of public accountability and transparency
India

By shielding judiciary from RTI Act, SC fails to appreciate notions of public accountability and transparency

The end effect is that the judiciary has ignored the public utility of making case documents easily available to the public and maintains control of court documents.

Ranjan Gogoi’s nomination to Rajya Sabha will fuel debate around CAA, NRC; ex-CJI likely to counter Opposition Assamese candidate AJit Kumar Bhuyan
Politics

Ranjan Gogoi’s nomination to Rajya Sabha will fuel debate around CAA, NRC; ex-CJI likely to counter Opposition Assamese candidate AJit Kumar Bhuyan

The nomination of former CJI Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha is likely to fuel the political narrative the BJP is trying to weave around citizenship and NRC in India

Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi nominated to Rajya Sabha; Kapil Sibal compares former CJI with Justice HR Khanna, accuses him of compromising integrity
India

Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi nominated to Rajya Sabha; Kapil Sibal compares former CJI with Justice HR Khanna, accuses him of compromising integrity

Gogoi had headed a Supreme Court bench which monitored the National Register of Citizens (NRC) process in Assam.

Ravi Shankar Prasad says terrorists, corrupt have no right to privacy, warns of 'sinister trend' of populist campaigns against judgments
India

Ravi Shankar Prasad says terrorists, corrupt have no right to privacy, warns of 'sinister trend' of populist campaigns against judgments

Terrorists and corrupt people have "no right to privacy" and these people should not be allowed to abuse the internet, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Saturday

SC Justice Arun Mishra praises 'versatile genius' Narendra Modi, says PM thinks globally and acts locally
India

SC Justice Arun Mishra praises 'versatile genius' Narendra Modi, says PM thinks globally and acts locally

Justice Arun Mishra said under the 'stewardship' of Narendra Modi, India is a responsible and most friendly member of the international community.

J&K Public Safety Act militates against natural justice; HC's refusal to intervene in bar council chief's case gives law greater impunity
India

J&K Public Safety Act militates against natural justice; HC's refusal to intervene in bar council chief's case gives law greater impunity

Under the PSA, the government detains a person; the same government hears the detenu’s representation against such detention; and the same government (via the Advisory Board) determines if there was a sufficient case for detention.

Delhi HC issues notice to 2012 gangrape convicts, directs Tihar authorities to respond to Centre's plea challenging stay on execution; next hearing today
India

Delhi HC issues notice to 2012 gangrape convicts, directs Tihar authorities to respond to Centre's plea challenging stay on execution; next hearing today

The Delhi High Court on Saturday issued a notice to the four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case and directed the authorities at Tihar Jail and the DG (Prisons) to reply to Centre's plea challenging a stay on the convict's execution

Nationwide protests against CAA, NRC are noisy and chaotic but vital to furthering constitutionalism
India

Nationwide protests against CAA, NRC are noisy and chaotic but vital to furthering constitutionalism

The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act has gained significant and sustained engagement and we must strive to keep up the momentum.

A policeman, an inmate and prison-made technology: Rethinking how convicts can spend time in jail
India

A policeman, an inmate and prison-made technology: Rethinking how convicts can spend time in jail

While incarcerated, Amit Mishra — a software engineer accused of dowry harassment (charges that the court acquitted him for 14 months later) — built an enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform that fully automates all prison operations. DSP Harinder Singh, who prompted Mishra to spend his time in prison productively, has a kindly view of those who have come up against the judicial system.