Subramanium among first choice of CJI

Senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium, whose name was left out by the Centre for elevation as Supreme Court judge, today emerged as the first choice of Chief Justice of India R M Lodha to try the high and mighty in the coal blocks scam cases. “If I failed in something you (lawyers appearing in the matter) […]

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Moot court competition won by Jodhpur National Law University

Moot competition which was organised by in the DU’s Campus Law Center has been won by The National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur today. The three-day-long competition saw participation from as many as 54 different universities and institutions of India as well as of the UK, the US, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The NLU, Jodhpur bagged the first […]

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Sovereignty is not given but asserted : Supreme Court judge

Sovereignty is not “given” but it is asserted, According to the Supreme Court of India while holding that the Italian marines allegedly involved in the killing of two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala can be prosecuted under municipal laws. The apex court did not agree with the contention of the marines that the […]

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Govt should avoid unnecessary litigation: Ex-Supreme Court judge

“The government should refrain from resorting to unnecessary litigations in cases as it burdens judicial system.” According to the Former Supreme Court judge Dalveer Bhandari, who is at present a judge at the International court of Justice at Hague. Justice Bhandari also told, “The state and the Central government are the biggest litigants in courts. The government […]

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Judges suggest speedy trial ways, lawyers boycott

Amid lawyers refusing to represent the accused in the gang rape-cum-murder case of 23-year-old paramedic, two women judges have come out with suggestions for effective fast-tracking of the trial. While Justice Gyan Sudha Misra, a sitting Supreme Court judge, suggested amendments to the Evidence Act to avoid recording of evidence at multiple stages to “cut-short” […]

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supreme court judge withdraws from Jayalalithaa case

The Supreme Court Thursday put off for a day the hearing on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s petition, challenging a Bangalore court’s order that directed her to appear before it again Nov 8 in disproportionate assets case, after a judge withdrew from the bench. The supreme court bench of Justice Dalveer Bhandari, Justice T.S. Thakur […]

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Comprehensive law needed for judges: Parliamentary panel

A parliamentary panel on Tuesday stressed the need for a “comprehensive law on judges’ appointmenst”, noting the present draft of the bill only addresses the issue “partially”. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice and Personnel submitted its report on the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010 in both Houses of Parliament. The bill […]

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