CJI first among equals with power to allocate cases: Supreme Court

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The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the “first among equals” and occupies a unique position having the “exclusive prerogative” to allocate cases and set up benches to hear cases, the Supreme Court ruled today. The verdict assumed significance as it came in the backdrop of the January 12 unprecedented press conference of senior-most judges… Read more »

SC Collegium recommends 4 permanent judges for Allahabad High Court

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The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended appointment of four additional judges of the Allahabad High Court as permanent judges. The collegium, in its resolution, has also said that the recommendation for appointment of Justice Serto be processed expeditiously as his term expires on March 13. The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended appointment of four additional… Read more »

SC crisis: BCI delegation meeting SC judges

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A Bar Council of India delegation led by its chairman Manan Kumar Mishra is meeting Supreme Court judges today to discuss the unprecedented crisis that has hit the judiciary. According to sources, the seven-member delegation has already met some of the judges of the top court and are scheduled to meet remaining judges including Chief… Read more »

Four senior judges say situation in SC “not in order”

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 In an unprecedented move, four senior most judges of the Supreme Court today called a press conference and said the situation in the top court was “not in order” and many “less than desirable” things have taken place. Unless this institution is preserved, “democracy will not survive in this country,” the four judges said. Justice… Read more »

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 »

‘Star campaigner’s air travel expense outside constituency not

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Expenses incurred by a “star campaigner” on travelling by air outside his constituency cannot be computed as his personal election expenditure as a candidate, the Supreme Court has said. A bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar ordered deletion of a paragraph, regarding expenses, in an election plea filed against an MLA in Madhya Pradesh on… Read more »

Resolution of election disputes take long periods in India: SC

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The resolution of election disputes in this country takes unacceptably long periods in most cases, which “reduces the adjudicatory process into a mockery of justice”, the Supreme Court today said while advocating setting up of benches in high courts to exclusively deal with election petitions. “We are sad to state that invariably the resolution of… Read more »

Spell out gas pricing policy : SC tells government

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The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to spell out its policy on the pricing of gas as it was told that a committee on gas pricing policy has been set up and will take a call by Sep 30. A bench of Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Kurian Joseph sought the government’s… Read more »