SC collegium finalises MoP for higher judiciary appointments

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The Supreme Court collegium has finalised the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) for appointment of judges in the higher judiciary resolving a year-long impasse with the executive by agreeing to include the contentious clause of national security in selection of judges. Sources said the collegium, comprising five seniormost judges of the apex court, had met recently… Read more »

SC issues arrest warrant against Calcutta HC judge C S Karnan

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The Supreme Court on Friday issued a bailable arrest warrant against justice C.S. Karnan, a sitting judge of the Calcutta high court, after he failed to personally appear before the apex court for the second time in a contempt case against him. A seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice of India… Read more »

Govt, Judiciary agree to appoint retired judges in high courts to tackle pendency

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An extraordinary provision of the Constitution can now be invoked to appoint retired judges with proven integrity and track record as judges of high courts to tackle rising pendency, the government and the Judiciary have agreed. As per the minutes of the meeting of the Chief Ministers- Chief Justices Conference held in April, approved after… Read more »

Judicial ethics should not be compromised at all: CJI

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Judicial ethics should never be compromised as aberrations could bring disrepute to the entire justice system, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur said today, asking the judges to introspect about the public perception regarding their rectitude. “We need to introspect about public perception about our rectitude. It is painful to see sometimes aberrations occuring… Read more »