By making its proceedings public, the collegium has finally realised that it did not need to wait for the Centre to act in order to kick off a reform process.
The Supreme Court collegium had in March rejected nearly every contentious clause that the Centre had insisted upon in appointing judges to the higher courts.
Judges whose rulings have gone against the BJP and its leaders are discovering that their prospects for advancement have been blocked.
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.
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.
The court’s rejection of the recent use of Article 356 is a reminder that there is no alternative to strictly adhering to the constitutionally laid down procedures.
The recommendations, on the face of it, fail to satisfy the criteria mentioned in Supreme Court’s December 16, 2015 judgment, and therefore, raise the question of whether the efforts of the constitution bench to reform the collegium have gone in vain.
After Justice Shakhder from Delhi, Justice Thipsay of the Bombay high court becomes the second senior judge to be transferred to another court just a year before his retirement.
Human rights activists and organisations as seeing the meeting as an unilateral imposition of the BJP-led government’s views on the judges.
The Judiciary now has the right to say what the Constitution should be. This is a perversion of democracy
In its NJAC verdict, the Supreme Court did not fail to respect parliamentary supremacy but it also got a few things wrong
By striking down the NJAC, what the Supreme Court has preserved is not the independence the Constitution conferred on the judiciary, but a privilege which it did not.
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