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Jun 19, 2019
In Russia, CJI Ranjan Gogoi says independence of judiciary not one-time pill, touches upon rise of populist forcesGogoi's talk when taken in the national context was reminiscent of the divide between the judiciary and executive over the National Judicial Appointments Commission
Jan 17, 2019
Supreme Court collegium under fire: Read why Justice Chelameswar's strong dissent in 2015 order on NJAC is relevant todayThe Supreme Court collegium's recommendation to promote two High Court judges to Supreme Court and Centre's subsequent nod which came at "great speed" has been criticised severely.
Jan 16, 2019
SC collegium under fire for elevating junior judges; apex court's appointment forum has been under scrutiny beforeWhat 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.
Aug 06, 2018
To tackle nepotism, bad appointments by collegiums, rigorous selection a must: Senior Advocate Rajeev DhavanWith the latest case of Justice KM Joseph, a new ground seems to be ready for the judiciary and executive to make new assertions of their powers with regard to judges' appointments.
Aug 03, 2018
Government likely to sit on Justice KM Joseph's file despite collegium's reiteration, clears appointment of two other judgesThe tussle between the government and the judiciary over Uttarakhand Chief Justice KM Joseph's elevation to the Supreme Court is likely to continue despite the collegium recommending him for the second time last month.
Jun 12, 2018
Ravi Shankar Prasad says govt not committing 'cardinal sin' by seeking reconsideration of SC collegium recommendationsThe executive was not committing a "cardinal sin" by seeking reconsideration of some proposals made by the Supreme Court collegium, Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
May 19, 2018
Ravi Shankar Prasad says there is 'need for transparency' in appointment of judgesRavi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said there was "need for transparency" in the appointment of judges and the "autonomy of the judiciary should be respected".
Feb 12, 2018
Ad hoc judicial appointments affecting economy even as India's high courts lack 37% of required judgesHigh courts nationwide are 37 percent short of judges, and ad hoc appointments–not posting judges to courts that need them most–are worsening delays and affecting India’s economy, according to our analysis of data released by the department of justice.
Jan 15, 2018
Supreme Court judges against CJI: Higher judiciary must reform itself if integrity of institution is to be preservedThat is not surprising because political practitioners in a democracy are guided by majoritarianism. India’s Supreme Court (SC) is a classic example of an institution which stood up to this evil of democracy. But history is hardly a mirror for the present, it seems.
Jan 14, 2018
SC judges vs CJI: Dipak Misra assures Bar Council of India delegation the crisis will be sorted out soonChief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra met a seven-member delegation of the Bar Council of India (BCI) and assured it that the crisis following a virtual revolt by four senior most Supreme Court (SC) judges against him would be sorted out soon.