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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

Prashant Bhushan contempt case in SC: Activist-lawyer quotes Mahatma Gandhi, says 'do not ask for mercy': full text
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Prashant Bhushan contempt case in SC: Activist-lawyer quotes Mahatma Gandhi, says 'do not ask for mercy': full text

Bhushan, after the Supreme Court rejected his plea that the arguments on quantum of sentence be heard by another top court bench, said his tweets were "nothing but a small attempt to discharge" what he considered to be his "highest duty at this juncture in the history of our republic."

SC to consider larger questions on contempt in 2009 case against Prashant Bhushan, Tarun Tejpal
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SC to consider larger questions on contempt in 2009 case against Prashant Bhushan, Tarun Tejpal

The court said it would like to hear arguments on what should be the process in contempt cases where allegations are being levelled against judges

Prashant Bhushan case: 'No contempt', say 41 practicing lawyers, urge SC to take 'corrective steps'
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Prashant Bhushan case: 'No contempt', say 41 practicing lawyers, urge SC to take 'corrective steps'

The lawyers also questioned the Supreme Court's 'utter disregard' about the presence of the Attorney General, a 'highly-respected lawyer of great eminence.'

SC holds Prashant Bhushan in contempt: How can 2 tweets shake foundations of law and imperil Indian democracy?
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SC holds Prashant Bhushan in contempt: How can 2 tweets shake foundations of law and imperil Indian democracy?

If the Supreme Court is convinced that what Prashant Bhushan has said is false, then surely it is up to the court to show that it is so. If, however, what Bhushan has said is true, then the damage to the institution wrought by the actions of the past four CJIs is greater than two tweets talking about it could ever be

SC's judgment on Prashant Bhushan contempt case 'weakens' constitutional democracy, says Sitaram Yechury
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SC's judgment on Prashant Bhushan contempt case 'weakens' constitutional democracy, says Sitaram Yechury

Earlier on Friday, the SC held Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for two tweets against the judiciary, saying they cannot be said to be a fair criticism of the functioning of the judiciary