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Pegasus row: SC warns petitioners not to engage in 'parallel debates’, says they must have faith in system
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Pegasus row: SC warns petitioners not to engage in 'parallel debates’, says they must have faith in system

A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana said it would take a call on 16 August on whether to issue notice to the Centre on pleas seeking probe into the Pegasus row

SC to hear on 24 March plea against opening of window for sale of electoral bonds
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SC to hear on 24 March plea against opening of window for sale of electoral bonds

The Association for Democratic Reforms is apprehensive that a further sale of bonds before the polls will increase illegal and illicit funding to political parties

'Inadvertent mistake': SC clarifies no contempt case registered against journalist Rajdeep Sardesai
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'Inadvertent mistake': SC clarifies no contempt case registered against journalist Rajdeep Sardesai

The Supreme Court website previously showed that it had registered a suo motu criminal contempt case against the journalist in connection with his tweets critiquing the judiciary in August 2020

Harsh Vardhan hails clearance for COVID-19 vaccines as 'watershed moment'; Congress questions 'premature' nod to COVAXIN
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Harsh Vardhan hails clearance for COVID-19 vaccines as 'watershed moment'; Congress questions 'premature' nod to COVAXIN

India's drugs regulator on Sunday also approved the Oxford University-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield', manufactured by the Serum Institute for restricted emergency use in the country, paving the way for a massive inoculation drive

AG declines consent for contempt case against Prashant Bhushan, says he expressed regret for tweet on CJI
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AG declines consent for contempt case against Prashant Bhushan, says he expressed regret for tweet on CJI

The consent of the topmost law officer was sought by advocate Sunil Singh to initiate contempt proceedings against Bhushan for his tweet, saying that the activist-lawyer connected 'the personal life of CJI' with a pending case before him

Attorney General KK Veneugopal criticises reportage in pending cases, say it may amount to contempt of court
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Attorney General KK Veneugopal criticises reportage in pending cases, say it may amount to contempt of court

During the hearing in the 2009 contempt case against Prashant Bhushan and Tarun Tejpal, Venugopal said that TV reports can be very "damaging for the accused" in big cases and may influence the court

Prashant Bhushan files fresh plea seeking review of Supreme Court order in contempt case
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Prashant Bhushan files fresh plea seeking review of Supreme Court order in contempt case

The petition said it was a manifest error on the part of the judgment passed on 31 August to conclude that criticism of individual judges amounted to a malicious attack on the court itself

Delhi Bar Council asks Prashant Bhushan to appear before it on 23 Oct over SC conviction in contempt case
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Delhi Bar Council asks Prashant Bhushan to appear before it on 23 Oct over SC conviction in contempt case

The Bar Council of Delhi has sought Bhushan's response as to why proceedings should not be initiated to revoke his enrolment as a lawyer in view of the conviction for his alleged contemptuous tweets against the judiciary

Attorney General KK Venugopal refuses to grant consent to initiate contempt proceedings against Rajdeep Sardesai
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Attorney General KK Venugopal refuses to grant consent to initiate contempt proceedings against Rajdeep Sardesai

The petitioner mentioned Rajdeep Sardesai's tweets on the day when the top court imposed a fine of Re 1 on Prashant Bhushan for the activist-lawyer's two tweets against the judiciary

Centre using sedition law to curb free speech, says former Supreme Court justice MB Lokur
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Centre using sedition law to curb free speech, says former Supreme Court justice MB Lokur

Speaking on the contempt of court issue related to lawyer Prashant Bhushan, the former apex court judge said his statements were misread

'Doesn't mean I have accepted SC verdict': Prashant Bhushan pays Re 1 fine, says he will file review petition
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'Doesn't mean I have accepted SC verdict': Prashant Bhushan pays Re 1 fine, says he will file review petition

Bhushan said a 'truth fund' will be created out of contributions received from across the country to provide legal aid to those prosecuted for dissent

Prashant Bhushan has shown he's no Gandhi; by agreeing to pay fine, lawyer who defied SC has only ended up defiling justice
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Prashant Bhushan has shown he's no Gandhi; by agreeing to pay fine, lawyer who defied SC has only ended up defiling justice

Reading the tweets from the hearing, one could understand that the Supreme Court was in anguish about what had unfurled. Bhushan tried the case in the media as observed by Mishra J when he released his statements even before filing them in court.

Prashant Bhushan contempt case: Will 'respectfully' pay Re 1 fine, reserve right to file review, says activist-lawyer
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Prashant Bhushan contempt case: Will 'respectfully' pay Re 1 fine, reserve right to file review, says activist-lawyer

Issuing the verdict, the Bench told him to submit the fine by 15 September, failing which he will be may be sent to prison for three months and be debarred from practicing law for three years

Supreme Court lets off Prashant Bhushan with fine of Re 1 in contempt case
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Supreme Court lets off Prashant Bhushan with fine of Re 1 in contempt case

Supreme Court Bench made it clear that if Bhushan defaults on payment of the fine, he may be sent to prison for three months and may be debarred from practicing for three years.

Supreme Court set to pronounce quantum of sentence in Prashant Bhushan contempt case today
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Supreme Court set to pronounce quantum of sentence in Prashant Bhushan contempt case today

The activist-lawyer, who faces imprisonment of up to six months or a fine of up to Rs 2,000 or both, refused to offer an apology for his tweets against the judiciary

SC to refer 2009 contempt case against Prashant Bhushan, Tarun Tejpal to another bench
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SC to refer 2009 contempt case against Prashant Bhushan, Tarun Tejpal to another bench

Justice Arun Mishra, who is part of the Bench and is retiring on 2 September, noted that there wasn't enough time to hear the matter

'What is wrong in seeking apology?': SC reserves verdict on sentencing in contempt case against Prashant Bhushan
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'What is wrong in seeking apology?': SC reserves verdict on sentencing in contempt case against Prashant Bhushan

Bhushan urged the Supreme Court to give a 'statesman-like message' by recalling the verdict convicting him for contempt of the court for his tweets against the judiciary

Insincere apology will be 'contempt of my conscience', says Prashant Bhushan; SC to consider statement today
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Insincere apology will be 'contempt of my conscience', says Prashant Bhushan; SC to consider statement today

On 20 August, the senior advocate refused to apologise for his tweet about CJI SA Bobde astride a heavy bike and another on the role of the Supreme Court in the past six years

Ex-judges' concerns over Prashant Bhushan contempt case can't be dismissed, says Abhishek Manu Singhvi
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Ex-judges' concerns over Prashant Bhushan contempt case can't be dismissed, says Abhishek Manu Singhvi

The lawyer-politician also said that though there are technical issues in the case which should be considered, the speed (of the hearing) is also worrying

Prashant Bhushan contempt case: 'Show remorse,' says court; tweets expressed my bonafide belief, argues lawyer
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Prashant Bhushan contempt case: 'Show remorse,' says court; tweets expressed my bonafide belief, argues lawyer

Prashant Bhushan told SC that he did not tweet in 'absence mindedness' and it would be insincere and contemptuous on his part to offer an apology for the tweets that expressed what was and continues to be his bona fide belief