The fact that the charge of attempted bribery was made by the CBI has been conveniently overlooked in the rush to declare that the petitioners had damaged “the great institution”.
Karnan was arrested last night by the West Bengal CID from Coimbatore, more than a month after the Supreme Court sentenced him to six months imprisonment for contempt of court.
The Supreme Court Order Sentencing Justice Karnan to Six Months’ Imprisonment Sets A Wrong Precedent
The court has also overstepped its authority by ordering a gag on media coverage of Karnan’s statements without giving the media a chance to put forward its objections.
The court dismissed the review petition in the Soumya case before turning its ire on Katju for the language used against the bench in his Facebook post.
A German legal scholar has been waiting 15 years for the Calcutta High Court to decide a contempt case against him. Until then, his 2001 book on the role of PILs in urban India cannot be distributed.
The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has cancelled the bail application of Delhi University lecturer G.N. Saibaba and issued a contempt of court notice to the author, Arundhati Roy for writing an article in Outlook magazine criticising the charges against him. In my view, the court is wrong […]
The Supreme Court is entirely justified in continuing the incarceration of Subrata Roy. However, by attempting to provide a jurisprudential basis for its actions, the court has tied itself up in legal knots in its latest order.