Collegium: Further deliberation needed for elevating Judge to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court collegium has favoured “further deliberation” and “broad-based consideration” of names of Chief Justices of various high courts before sending its decision reiterating the elevation of Uttarakhand Chief Justice K M Joseph as a judge of the top court. The resolution of the May 16 collegium meeting, uploaded on the supreme court website […]

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Collegium meet on Justice K M Joseph’s elevation to Supreme Court concludes

A crucial meeting of the Supreme Court Collegium was held today to discuss the issue of reconsidering the name of Uttarakhand Chief Justice K M Joseph for elevation to the apex court, after it was returned by the Centre. Official sources said the members of the Collegium deliberated on the issue for nearly an hour. […]

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PIL in SC over CJI’s administrative authority as of roster

Senior advocate and former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan today filed a PIL in the Supreme Court seeking clarification on the administrative authority of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) as the master of roster and for laying down the principles and procedure to be followed in preparing it for allocation of cases. He filed the […]

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SC judges row has been resolved: Bar Council of India

The Bar Council of India (BCI) today said the crisis, which had erupted after four top Supreme Court judges came out openly against allocation of cases by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, has been resolved internally and the “story is over now”. BCI Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra, who led a seven-member delegation and held […]

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CJI refuses to be part of panel to select NJAC members : SC

In a new twist, Chief Justice of India H L Dattu has refused to participate in a three-member panel for selecting two eminent persons in the six-member National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) on whose validity a constitution bench began hearings today. The five-judge constitution bench, headed by Justice J S Khehar, which is hearing the […]

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Justice Khehar to head the Constitution bench

Setting at rest issues, the Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the decks for commencing the hearing on the validity of the new law on appointment of judges with a Constitution Bench rejecting demands for recusal of judges. “Justice J S Khehar will not recuse himself from hearing,” Justice J Chelameswar said on behalf of the […]

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Crucial hearing on NJAC by constitution bench of SC

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Two days after the government notified the controversial NJAC law to remove the collegium system of appointment of judges, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will commence hearing from tomorrow to examine the validity of new measure and is likely to consider passing an interim order to staying the operation of the Act. A […]

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SC sets free two Italians guilty of friend’s murder

The Supreme Court has set free two Italians, undergoing life imprisonment for murder of their friend in 2010, saying the evidence submitted by the prosecution to suggest motive does not inspire confidence. <a href=”http://jt.india.com/adlink/3.0/1191/5569816/0/165/ADTECH;cookie=info;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4;rdclick=http://adclick.g.doubleclick.net/aclk?sa=L&ai=B5mnPskvFVO7-IpS38AXyi4H4D7ndstEHAAAAEAEg4cuYHzgAWKGW69XGAWDlwuSDpA6yARF6ZWVuZXdzLmluZGlhLmNvbboBCjI1MHgyNTBfYXPIAQnaAWNodHRwOi8vemVlbmV3cy5pbmRpYS5jb20vbmV3cy9pbmRpYS9zYy1zZXRzLWZyZWUtdHdvLWl0YWxpYW5zLWd1aWx0eS1vZi1mcmllbmRzLW11cmRlcl8xNTM1OTI5Lmh0bWypAh4OXQ6nelE-wAIC4AIA6gImLzExNDQwNDY1L1plZU5ld3NfQXJ0aWNsZXNfMjUweDI1MF9CVEb4Av_RHpADmgiYA5oIqAMB0ASQTuAEAaAGFg&num=0&sig=AOD64_32QUhr1r89mVReRZ5TeQequ1avQQ&client=ca-pub-6717584324019958&adurl=” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://jt.india.com/adserv/3.0/1191/5569816/0/165/ADTECH;cookie=info;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4″ border=”0″ width=”250″ height=”250″></a> A bench of justices A R Dave, Kurian Joseph and R Banumathi set aside the Allahabad […]

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SC to pronounce verdict on Coal block allocation on Monday

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Monday its judgement on a batch of petitions seeking quashing of coal blocks allocation during the previous UPA regime. A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha has examined the allegations about alleged irregularities in the allocation of around 194 coal blocks without following proper guidelines. […]

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No need of government sanction to probe public servants: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that the approval of the Central Government was not necessary under Section 6A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act (which governs the Central Bureau of Information) for investigation and prosecution of senior officials where inquiry/investigation into the crime under the Prevention of Corruption Act was being monitored by […]

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