Constitute bench to resolve SCBA stalemate, lawyers requests CJI after Dushyant Dave resigns as body's president
The senior lawyer said all the three members of the the election committee resigned on Friday night as the SCBA refused to accept its decision to hold elections through online mode
In his resignation letter, Dave noted that tenure of the executive committee of SCBA had already come to an end, but it was not possible to hold elections for the new body 'due to reservations' by a few lawyers
SC Bar chief Dushyant Dave pens letter to CJI SA Bobde about being 'kept on mute' during Justice Arun Mishra's farewell
Dave, who recently defended Prashant Bhushan in the apex court, said he will not participate in any court function till the end of his tenure in December
Six Supreme Court judges down with H1N1 virus; CJI SA Bobde directs lawyers, court staff to be vaccinated to curb infection
With six Supreme Court judges infected with H1N1, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde Tuesday held a meeting with judges and suggested that lawyers and court staffs be vaccinated to curb the infection.
Bar Council of India backs Justice Arun Mishra on 'contempt threat', slams SC advocates for not seeking decent ways to resolve issue
The Bar Council of India (BCI) has come out in support of Justice Arun Mishra, who apologised on Thursday for his alleged 'contempt threat' to a senior advocate during a recent hearing, and said that instead of making it an issue in public, the Supreme Court Bar Association could have met the judge in his chamber and expressed it views
Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra apologises for threatening contempt proceedings against lawyer in hearing land acquisition case
Supreme Court lawyers requested Justice Arun Mishra on Thursday to be patient in dealing with them after the judge warned a lawyer of contempt while hearing a land acquisition matter two days ago.
Tis Hazari court clash: Delhi HC orders judicial inquiry, transfer of two senior police officials; directs no action be taken against lawyers
A bench of of the Delhi High Court took suo motu cognisance of media reports of the clash at Tis Hazari court complex in which 29 persons were injured including three advocates who suffered gunshot wounds
Sexual harassment allegations against CJI: SC in a spot for excluding itself from POSH, prioritising on in-house procedure
Ironically, with the stoke of a definition of the “aggrieved women” in the POSH Act that the Supreme Court adopted, it excluded itself from this Act.
Bar Council of India condemns 'false and cooked up' sexual harassment allegations against CJI Ranjan Gogoi
The National Green Tribunal Bar Association also condemned the allegations on the CJI Ranjan Gogoi and said it was an attempt to target top Indian judiciary and the entire bar stood in support of the CJI.
Justice Kurian Joseph retires: Bar leaders say senior Supreme Court judge was among 'most popular' ones
Attorney General K K Venugopal praised Justice Kurian Joseph saying, "We are going to miss Your Lordship's smile".
The newly-appointed Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday said that "parameters" will be worked out for urgent mentioning and hearing of cases and that "no urgent mentioning of cases will be allowed" till the parameters are fixed.
'Independence of justice shall stand erect,' says retiring Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra in farewell speech
Retiring Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said the Indian judiciary was the "most robust" institution in the world with the capacity to handle a "mind-boggling number of cases". Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Attorney General KK Venugopal and Supreme Court Bar Association chief Vikas Singh also attended the farewell.
Kerala floods: Supreme Court Bar Association donates Rs 30 lakh to calamity fund for relief operations
Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has donated Rs 30 lakh to the relief fund for Kerala flood victims
CJI Dipak Misra breaks silence over judges' dissent, says, 'Don't destroy or weaken the system, transform it'
"There may be some elements who try to weaken the institution," but "I and you (lawyer community) together will refuse to succumb," CJI Dipak Misra said in an apparent reference to discordant voices coming from within the top judiciary and outside
SC collegium row: Lawyers, legal experts criticise govt's move to return recommendation to elevate judge
The government's decision to accept only one of the two names recommended by the Supreme Court collegium for elevation as Supreme Court judges has angered not only the Opposition parties but also some lawyers.
Bar Council of India's restrictions on lawyer-parliamentarians show it is abdicating responsibility, kowtowing to powerful
“Without an independent Bar, it would be futile and fanciful to think about an independent judiciary,” said senior advocate Indira Jaising at a recent public talk on the crisis that India’s topmost judiciary is facing. She went on to trenchantly criticise the Supreme Court Bar Association and the Bar Council of India (BCI) for their hostility towards public-interest lawyers Prashant Bhushan and Dushyant Dave, who have been crusading for judicial independence and accountability.
Asma Jahangir dies at 66: Pakistan human rights activist fought for persecuted minorities, opposed military regime
Noted Pakistani lawyer and haman rights activist Asma Jahangir passed away on Sunday after a cardiac arrest, media reports said.
After judges' rebellion, Supreme Court may upload decisions on allocation of cases to benches on website
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has examined suggestions from stakeholders to bring transparency in allocation of sensitive PILs to judges and is likely to bring in the public domain soon the system he is going to adopt for it, sources close to him said
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Thursday held a second meeting with four senior-most Supreme Court judges in three days and discussed issues like allocation of sensitive cases.
Supreme Court impasse: SCBA chief defends CJI Misra, calls for contempt charges against Prashant Bhushan
Supreme Court Bar Association president Vikas Singh has alleged that activists under the banner of Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms were trying to "scandalise" the judiciary by levelling false charges against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra