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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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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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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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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