United a year ago, justice Madan B Lokur and CJI Ranjan Gogoi split as SC collegium row takes centrestage
Justice (retired) Madan B Lokur, who once led the public revolt against then CJI Dipak Misra alongside Justice Ranjan Gogoi, no longer sees eye to eye with his long-time associate and the current Chief Justice of India.
Opaque collegium system prisoner of top judges' whims; body's every decision is suspicious and arbitrary
The newly constituted Supreme Court collegium with the induction of Justice Arun Misra in it, upon the retirement of the then senior-most judge Justice Madan B Lokur, has rescinded the decision of the collegium taken on 12 December, 2018.
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Although the Supreme Court collegium sought to explain the volte-face in a release on 10 January, very few people were convinced provided for taking such a decision.
SC collegium under fire for elevating junior judges; apex court's appointment forum has been under scrutiny before
What has really ruffled feathers within the judiciary is that the Collegium actually revisited an earlier order, which had names of more senior judges, and revoked it.