NJAC review: SC refuses specific date for hearing plea

 The Supreme Court today refused to give a specific date to hear a plea seeking review of its 2015 verdict striking down the NJAC Act and another related law, which had led to the revival of the collegium system for appointment of judges, saying there was no hurry. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra […]

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SC refuses urgent listing of plea for review of NJAC verdict

The Supreme Court today refused to accord urgent listing of a plea seeking review of its 2015 verdict striking down the NJAC Act and the Constitution (99th Amendment) Act, 2014, leading to the revival of the collegium system of appointment of judges. The matter was mentioned before a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and […]

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Allahabad HC quashes summons issued against Jaitley

Allahabad High Court today quashed a summons issued by a Mahoba court against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for criticising the SC decision of striking down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), according to a lawyer representing him. The HC quashed the summons issued on October 19 after Jaitley’s advocate Maninder Singh contended that the summoning […]

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Judiciary independence doesn’t necessarily require collegium system

BJP-ruled states today strongly supported in the Supreme Court the creation of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) saying that the independence of judiciary does not necessarily require that judges be appointed by the collegium system. Senior advocate T R Andhyarujina, appearing for Maharashtra, told a five-judge bench headed by that the independence of judiciary […]

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Judicial Appointments Should Conform to Highest Standards: President

The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards, President Pranab Mukherjee said today, describing an independent judiciary as the “cornerstone” of democracy.      “The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards. We must make haste in this regard but without compromising on […]

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What they said: SC refuses NJAC petitions but leaves door ajar

The Supreme Court bench of justices Anil Dave, Chelameshwar and AK Sikri has declined to entertain the five writ petitions against the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) bill. What they said Fali Nariman eloquently argued why it is not a premature matter. He said he is all for the NJAC but not in its present […]

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Parliament approval to bill to end collegium system

Parliamentary approval was accorded to two bills seeking to end the collegium system for appointment of judges with the Rajya Sabha Thursday adopting the measure as passed by the Lok Sabha Wednesday.  The Constitution (99th Amendment) Bill, which seeks to put the proposed judicial appointment commission and its entire composition in the constitution, and the […]

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