“It’s a very sad day in the history of the judiciary which is certainly going to undermine the image of the judiciary and even public confidence in the judiciary.”
The larger bench on Friday took strong exception to the order passed by the two-judge bench and said no bench can take up a matter unless allocated by the CJI who “is the master of the court”.
The collegium said that it would consider the Intelligence Bureau’s inputs on integrity only if they are corroborated with material evidence.
Ultimately, the bench decided to leave it to the government to decide whether its order needs to be diluted or further cemented.
The government should take into account the “dynamic progress” made in modern science to adopt painless methods of carrying out the death sentence, the chief justice-headed bench said.
The Supreme Court has said that now that the deadline has been extended, it will hear a batch of Aadhaar-related petitions in November.
The apex court set aside a Gujarat high court order that asked the state government to pay for the reconstruction and repair work on religious structures.
Justice Misra was part of the bench that confirmed the death sentence of the convicts in the December 16 rape case and passed the order for mandatory singing of the national anthem in cinema halls.
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?
A three-member committee of high court judges set up to probe two Odisha judges had to halt their inquiry last month when Justice Misra’s name cropped up.
An intervener in the case has argued that decisions like making the singing of the national anthem compulsory should rest with parliament and not the judiciary.
The collegium appears divided on the issues of transparency and government influence in the judge selection process, further aggravating the burden on the Supreme Court.
For the Supreme Court, the question of interim stay on Tamil Nadu’s Jallikattu Amendment Act is still open.
The apex court initiated this as an interim measure to make sure that the BCCI implements Justice Lodha panel recommendations.
The Supreme Court has missed a chance to bring the criminal defamation law within the frameworks required of a liberal, egalitarian state.
Though a draft of judgement has been prepared but it was not possible to deliver it before Saturday – when Jallikattu is to be organised.
Although a law exists that criminalises insulting the national flag, national anthem and the constitution, it does not make it mandatory for a citizen to stand up when the anthem is played. The apex court has thus created a new offence without any legislation to back it.
The court also directed that the national flag should be shown on screen when the anthem is played.
Vikram Walia and Jasvir Singh, charged with abduction and murder, are due to hang on October 25 unless their sentences are delayed by review petitions.
Attorney general, Mukul Rohatgi contended that the constitution of a Cauvery management boards was a “recommendation” that the Centre could either accept or reject.
Asking the apex court to recall its order, the Centre said it would set up a technical team to assess the ground realities of the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu water dispute.
Fourteen years on, the victim’s mother and lawyer hope the Supreme Court’s judgment may prove to be a deterrent against “honour killings”.
The resolution merely expresses opinions and thus lacks the force of law. The government is not bound to give effect to these opinions.
“What is to be done for the security of the nation is best left to the executive and the army,” the court said, dismissing a petition seeking an end to official security and other expenditure for ‘separatist’ leaders.
The Supreme court has modified its September 5 order, asking Karnataka to release a reduced amount of 12,000 cusecs of Cauvery river water per day to Tamil Nadu.
The state implemented the Supreme Court order to release 15,000 cusecs of water per day to Tamil Nadu for ten days.
The apex court on Monday cautioned the police against misuse of the sedition law and directed them to follow its earlier Kedar Nath judgment.
Karnataka has been directed to release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu for the next 10 days.
In refusing to compensate people who were incarcerated on false charges, the Indian judiciary displays a worrying lack of responsibility.
Constitution bench faults governor for summoning state assembly, as well as orders passed by the deputy speaker which facilitated the ouster of the Congress and the swearing-in of a BJP-backed government
The Kejriwal government had initially moved the Delhi high court, not realising that its claim of Delhi being a state locked in a federal dispute with the Modi government is best heard before the apex court.
The court has directed the Centre to work with experts to find solutions to prevent this clear legal violation.
Or, a ‘Proponement in Oppugnation’ to the Supreme Court’s use of language
As a result, the nine MLAs cannot vote in tomorrow’s floor test in the Uttarakhand assembly.
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Bench says it is satisfied the 14 rebel MLAs disqualified by the speaker were not served notice in the prescribed manner but will continue to consider the legality of the imposition of president’s rule in the state.
By hearing only the businessmen guilty of the Uphaar fire—and not the victims or the CBI—in deciding to let the Ansal brothers off without imprisonment, the Supreme Court upended a basic principle of natural justice.
India threatens to boycott Pak Commonwealth meeting India has threatened to boycott a Commonwealth Parliamentary Union meeting scheduled in Islamabad next month to protest Pakistan’s decision not to invite the Speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the decision was taken […]