“I had suspicions earlier, but now have no doubts,” Anuj Loya told a press conference, requesting the media “not to harass the family.”
Two days after Supreme Court justices J. Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph held a press conference to discuss administrative issues plaguing the apex court, four former judges have written an open letter to Chief Justice of India (CJI) Deepak Misra urging him to set up […]
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“A judicial probe at this point, at least to respond to the queries of raised by the family, and to uphold the image of the judiciary in the eyes of the people of India, is absolutely necessary.”
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Justice B.H. Marlapalle has written to the current chief justice of the court, asking her to take steps to urgently address the allegations.
The court has suggested that any complaint against a judge and investigation by the CBI should not be given publicity, ignoring the fact that public functionaries act under public scrutiny.
The Supreme Court recently decided to make its proceedings public. Shouldn’t the same degree of transparency be attached to all key constitutional posts?
Misra will take over from CJI J.S. Khehar, who will retire on August 27.
Given the allegations of impropriety against him, should Justice Dipak Misra become the next CJI just because he is the senior-most judge in the Supreme Court?
With Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, one of the seven judges who heard the Karnan case, having since retired and thus not able to sign the judgement, its legality could be challenged.
It is troubling to see the media, government and even the ruling party interpret a verbal exchange of remarks as a Supreme Court-granted license to make Aadhaar mandatory for tax filings and mobile connections.
The state government, however, termed the allegations of corruption against senior leaders and politicians made by the former chief minister in his suicide note as “totally baseless, false and without any evidence.”
Seniority is not the ideal norm to determine the appointment of the chief justice of India, but there appears to be no alternative at present.
By finalising a few names recommended by the collegium in accordance with the existing MoP but refraining from considering the rest on the ground that the MoP is not valid, the government is acting inconsistently and without any rationale.
A letter to T.S. Thakur from activists and former information commissioners says the current state of affairs in the Supreme Court is eroding public trust.
Justice Chelameswar says the practice of not keeping records of collegium meetings hurts the judiciary’s credibility and its relations with the executive.
The executive’s steadfast refusal to address the shortfall of judges in India’s courts endangers the very concept of constitutional justice.
Abandoning public displays of disapproval in favour of closed door discussions is the only way forward.
T.S. Thakur said he was hoping that there would be a mention of the appointment of judges in Modi’s speech.
Law has to be made accessible to the lay person by keeping it short and simple.
There are three crore cases pending in lower courts, several lakh in the high courts and thousands in the Supreme Court, highlighting the need for judicial reforms.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India for its funds distribution policy to state cricket associations.
Given the high rate of case pendency, Justice T.S. Thakur suggested high courts could authorise the hearing and finalisation of cases during the summer holidays, if the counsel of both the sides were willing.