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With SC reforms stuck in time warp, it would bode well for collegium to finalise 'Memorandum of Procedure' soon
India

With SC reforms stuck in time warp, it would bode well for collegium to finalise 'Memorandum of Procedure' soon

In an attempt to achieve the ideal permutation of appointees, the present collegium led by CJI SA Bobde risks gaining the infamous distinction of not appointing anyone

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

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

Supreme Court collegium under fire: Read why Justice Chelameswar's strong dissent in 2015 order on NJAC is relevant today
India

Supreme Court collegium under fire: Read why Justice Chelameswar's strong dissent in 2015 order on NJAC is relevant today

The 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.

SC collegium under fire for elevating junior judges; apex court's appointment forum has been under scrutiny before
India

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.

To tackle nepotism, bad appointments by collegiums, rigorous selection a must: Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan
India

To tackle nepotism, bad appointments by collegiums, rigorous selection a must: Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan

With 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.

Government likely to sit on Justice KM Joseph's file despite collegium's reiteration, clears appointment of two other judges
India

Government likely to sit on Justice KM Joseph's file despite collegium's reiteration, clears appointment of two other judges

The 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.

Ravi Shankar Prasad says govt not committing 'cardinal sin' by seeking reconsideration of SC collegium recommendations
India

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.

Ravi Shankar Prasad says there is 'need for transparency' in appointment of judges
India

Ravi Shankar Prasad says there is 'need for transparency' in appointment of judges

Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said there was "need for transparency" in the appointment of judges and the "autonomy of the judiciary should be respected".

Ad hoc judicial appointments affecting economy even as India's high courts lack 37% of required judges
India

Ad hoc judicial appointments affecting economy even as India's high courts lack 37% of required judges

High 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.

Supreme Court judges against CJI: Higher judiciary must reform itself if integrity of institution is to be preserved
India

Supreme Court judges against CJI: Higher judiciary must reform itself if integrity of institution is to be preserved

That 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.

SC judges vs CJI: Dipak Misra assures Bar Council of India delegation the crisis will be sorted out soon
India

SC judges vs CJI: Dipak Misra assures Bar Council of India delegation the crisis will be sorted out soon

Chief 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.

SC judges' revolt: Bar association chief Vikas Singh meets CJI Dipak Misra, hands over resolution expressing 'grave concern'
India

SC judges' revolt: Bar association chief Vikas Singh meets CJI Dipak Misra, hands over resolution expressing 'grave concern'

Supreme Court Bar Association president Vikas Singh met Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and handed over a resolution on the crisis in the apex judiciary to him.

Supreme Court judges address media as it happened: Rahul Gandhi says questions raised by 4 judges must be thoroughly investigated
India

Supreme Court judges address media as it happened: Rahul Gandhi says questions raised by 4 judges must be thoroughly investigated

In an unprecedented event, four Supreme Court Justices will speak directly to the media. It is unclear as to what they will be speaking on.

SC judges revolt: Apex court reaping ill benefits of an opaque collegium system it gave unto itself
India

SC judges revolt: Apex court reaping ill benefits of an opaque collegium system it gave unto itself

We are today faced by a situation where opacity has adversely affected, in the eyes of four of the senior-most judges of the Supreme Court (excluding the CJI, of course!), the proper functioning of the court.

SC should put in place mechanism for corrective measures, not initiate contempt proceedings against judges
India

SC should put in place mechanism for corrective measures, not initiate contempt proceedings against judges

The Supreme Court (SC), as is the case with any higher court, has a power to reprimand anyone who it finds is in its contempt. This power is known as contempt of court.

Supreme Court judges vs CJI Dipak Misra: How RP Luthra case played a part in igniting present controversy
India

Supreme Court judges vs CJI Dipak Misra: How RP Luthra case played a part in igniting present controversy

The press conference called by four Supreme Court judges calls for introspection on what led to such an event, what necessitated it and how institutions will recover

Supreme Court judges vs CJI: Judges speaking out at press conference low point in constitutional history
India

Supreme Court judges vs CJI: Judges speaking out at press conference low point in constitutional history

We may not realise it, but the press conference held by the four Supreme Court judges will go down as a low point in our constitutional history.

'Democracy is in danger': Congress comments on press conference held by 4 Supreme Court judges
India

'Democracy is in danger': Congress comments on press conference held by 4 Supreme Court judges

The Congress said "democracy is in danger" after four senior-most Supreme Court judges came out in the open to say that the situation in the apex court was "not in order".

Govt hopeful to 'find a way out' to push NJAC if polity supports on issue of judicial reforms
Politics

Govt hopeful to 'find a way out' to push NJAC if polity supports on issue of judicial reforms

The Supreme Court had rejected the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act and the 99th constitutional amendment, which provided for the formation of the Commission.

Judiciary and executive divide becoming deeper, says former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi
India

Judiciary and executive divide becoming deeper, says former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi

Lamenting that the "divide" between the executive and the judiciary is "becoming deeper day by day", former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi has alleged that the judiciary has gone beyond its brief in the last three decades and needs to draw a "lakshman rekha".