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put sensitive cases before bench of 5 senior-most judges: retd judges to cj




this will assure the public that cji is not using his master of roster powers to achieve a particular end, the four judges wrote in an open letter



sc judges to evaluate judgements of addl judges for their elevation




the supreme court's collegium has decided that the judgements of additional judges of a high court would be evaluated by judges of the apex court only, to decide their suitability for appointment as permanent judges.the judgements of additional judges, who are appointed for a period of two years, we...



sc crisis: bhushan files complaint against cji in medical college scam case




supreme court lawyer prashant bhushan on tuesday said he had filed a complaint against chief justice of india dipak misra in the medical college scam case and requested five senior most apex court judges, including the four rebel judges, to hold an in-house inquiry into the matter. as a convenor of ...



bci delegation meeting sc judges




a bar council of india delegation led by its chairman manan kumar mishra is meeting supreme court judges today to discuss the unprecedented crisis that has hit the judiciary.according to sources, the seven-member delegation has already met some of the judges of the top court and are scheduled to mee...



sc collegium to take call on 40 names for hc judges




the supreme court collegium will take a call on appointing 40 new judges to nine courts, a senior functionary said even as 106 judges have been appointed to the constitutional courts this year.the law ministry has forwarded recommendations from nine high courts to appoint 40 judges to the supreme co...



bar council of india forms 7-member team to meet sc judges barring top 5




the bar council of india (bci) today formed a seven-member team to meet all judges of the supreme court, barring the five seniormost judges, to discuss the present crisis in the apex court.it passed a resolution saying no political party or leaders should take undue advantage of the situation arisin...



subramanian swamy disagrees with four sc judges on allocation of pils




bjp leader subramanian swamy on sunday expressed his disagreement with the four senior supreme court judges over the allocation of pils for hearing to judges who rank lower in seniority. swamy said when the judges themselves maintain that all the judges are equal, then there should not be any segreg...



appoint judges or we will take “appropriate” action’




in an almost unprecedented act, calcutta high court judges have come out against what they say was “stepmotherly treatment” of the court by the centre.and there was good reason for this outburst, which happened on thursday (july 13). the bench of justices dipankar datta and debi prosad dey warne...



judges’ cars rusting in court, bungalows




a senior judge of the madras high court recently objected to some judges of the court keeping the old toyota corolla vehicles given to them by the authorities for personal use and not returning them despite them being replaced by new suvs.according to a report 54 such vehicles are literally rusting ...



supreme court, high court judges get 200% salary hike




supreme court and high court judges have got a 200% salary hike with the centre notifying a new law in this regard.the chief justice of india will now get a monthly salary of rs 2.80 lakh, up from the present rs 1 lakh.similarly, judges of the supreme court and chief justices of high courts will dra...



“the collegium is here to stay”




till 1990, the executive played an important role in the selection of judges. after that, thanks to the first judges case and the second judges case, the collegium came into full force. only judges could select future judges. according to the constitution, the independence of judiciary is a must. an...



madras hc gets 6 more judges




with the addition of six judges on tuesday (june 13) the strength of the madras high court bench goes up to 53, still short of its sanctioned strength of 75. president pranab mukherjee singed on these appointments on tuesday.one lady judge has been appointed among the six.the judges appointed from t...



rift between supreme court judges to be resolved soon: bar council




bar council of india, after meeting the rebel judges on sunday, expressed confidence that the apparent rift between the four senior-most judges of the supreme court and chief justice of india (cji) dipak misra would be resolved soon. "we have been told that there is no crisis. it is an internal matt...



after grenfell: we need action, not an inquiry | crime and the law | housing | l




the fire had not even gone out at grenfell tower when theresa may had announced a public inquiry. on thursday, the prime minister announced that an inquiry into the causes of the fire would proceed as soon as possible. she also said that victims would be consulted on its terms and would receive lega...



tony blair iraq trial blocked by judges




a former iraqi army chief of staff has failed in his bid to prosecute tony blair for his role in the iraq war.see related chilcot: tony blair 'not straight' with nation over iraqwill tony blair face trial for the iraq war?chilcot inquiry: why blair-bush messages will be censoredgeneral abdul wahed ...



nearly 200% hike! sc judges to now get rs 250,000, cji to get rs 280,000




supreme court and high court judges have got a nearly two-fold salary hike with president ram nath kovind giving nod to a bill passed by parliament in this regard. the chief justice of india will now get a monthly salary of rs 280,000, up from the present rs 100,000. similarly, judges of the supreme...



family violence inquiry written off as a 'waste of time' after judges excused fr




a flagship parliamentary inquiry into the family law system will not take evidence from either the chief justices of the family court or the federal circuit court, in a move child protection advocates say renders the inquiry pointless.attorney-general george brandis​ has written to the house ...



democracy in danger, says congress after press conference by sc judges




the congress on friday said "democracy is in danger" after four seniormost supreme court judges came out in the open to say that the situation in the apex court was "not in order". "we are very concerned to hear 4 judges of the supreme court expressed concerns about the functioning of the supreme co...



why are judges' disputes coming out in the open?




today the disputes among the judges of the collegium come out in the open. they come to the public domain. the dignity of the judiciary is going down. there may be disputes and differences of opinion. these are most confidential things. how can they come to the public domain? they are sending letter...



judicial crisis could end by weekend as cji reaches out to 4 rebel judges




the case, whose assignment to the bench hearing the pils, was a bone of contention at the joint press conference by the four judges



judge alex kozinski faces judicial conduct inquiry over allegations of sexual ha




one of the most prominent judges in the country is facing a misconduct inquiry after a raft of sexual harassment claims came to light in recent days. chief judge for the 9th circuit court of appeals sidney thomas filed an order on thursday beginning the process for an inquiry into the behavior of ju...



judges gear up for new protest | news




following a period of relative calm in relations between the government and the judiciary, a new round of cuts to judges’ salaries appears set to trigger a fresh crisis, with unions planning a large protest this weekend.they are also demanding to meet with prime minister alexis tsipras and preside...



no crisis in sc, say dissenting judges




a day after their open opposition to chief justice of india dipak misra, two dissenting sc judges, ranjan gogi and kurian joseph said there is no crisis in the apex court and issues raised by them would be resolved. their remarks came as both the bar council of india and the supreme court bar associ...



supreme court to hear contempt petition against justice karnan today




along with cji, six judges — justice dipak misra, justice j. chelameswar, justice ranjan gogoi, justice madan b. lokur, justice pinaki chandra ghose and justice kurian joseph — had initiated suo motu contempt proceedings against justice karnan in february after he had named 20 "corrupt judges," ...



sc crisis: cji dipak misra met the 4 dissenting judges, say sources




in a bid to resolve their differences, chief justice of india dipak misra today met the four senior most judges of the supreme court who had hurled several accusations against him including the issue of allocation of pils of sensitive nature. the apex court sources said the chief justice met the fou...