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On way out, Justice Amitava Roy to SC judges: Fractured face can dent our credibility
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

“You must have noticed that in spite of all the reservations that many may have about the judicial process... people flock to the courts, seeking refuge for justice. And it is because of the credibility this institution enjoys, the trust which it enjoys."

3-judge vs 3-judge: Debate in SC intensifies, CJI Dipak Misra asked to step in
Fri, Feb 23, 2018

On Thursday, Justices Mishra and Goel, sitting on separate benches, referred the matter to the CJI after being told that the three-judge bench headed by Justice Lokur had virtually stayed the February 8 order a day earlier.

In 3 cases on land acquisition before SC, vital questions of law and process
Fri, Feb 23, 2018

What are the cases that have led the Supreme Court to consider the question of whether a three-judge Bench could overturn the verdict of another three-judge Bench? The Indian Express gives the background.

Hadiya affidavit in SC: Want to remain Muslim, stay with husband
Wed, Feb 21, 2018

In an affidavit filed in Supreme Court, Hadiya, 25, also claimed that her father appears to be “under the influence” of certain people, who are “trying to use him”.

January 10 Collegium meeting: Another judge posting splits Supreme Court
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Justice Goel opposed the proposal to nominate Justice Surya Kant as Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court.

SC Aadhaar hearing: Government says tool for benefits, critics flag privacy issues
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

On December 15, the apex court had ordered that the deadline for linking Aadhaar to mobile phone numbers be extended till March 31, 2018.

SC raises election disclosure bar: Candidates must now reveal their family’s source of income
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Non-disclosure of sources of income by candidates and their associates “would constitute a corrupt practice falling under the heading ‘undue influence’ as defined under Section 123(2) of the RP (Representation of the People) Act of 1951”.

Supreme Court raises Karnataka’s Cauvery share, lets Tamil Nadu use groundwater
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

The SC increased Karnataka’s share of the Cauvery waters by 14.75 thousand million cubic feet to 284.75 tmc ft. This means that Tamil Nadu will now get 404.25 tmc ft, as against 419 tmc ft awarded by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal in February 2007.

Centre set to get four new ASGs, triple talaq advocate under consideration
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Those being considered for the office are advocate Madhavi Goradia Divan and senior advocates Aman Lekhi, Sandeep Sethi and Vikramjit Banerjee, sources said.

We are treating Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi matter as land dispute, no third party at this stage: SC
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

Ayodhya dispute: When a lawyer sought the court’s permission to intervene in the matter saying it involved the faith of crores of Hindus, the SC bench said: “We can’t address these kind of arguments. We are treating it as a land dispute. There are appeals and cross-appeals.”

Fresh licences needed, says SC, stops iron-ore mining in Goa from March 15
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

The bench said the “primary beneficiary” is “the mining lease holder, a private entity” while the average Goan pays the price for the “polluted environment” and “damage to the state’s ecology”.

Judge Loya death case: Plea in SC to examine 11 persons
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

On Monday, petitioners in the case told the Supreme Court that there was no entry of the Loya’s name in the register of Ravi Bhavan where he is said to have spent the night on November 30, 2014 while on a visit to Nagpur to attend the marriage of a colleague’s daughter.

Despite Attorney General’s advice, CBI moves Supreme Court to re-open Bofors case
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Bofors case: The CBI attributed the delay in filing the SLP against the 2005 High Court order to the then (UPA) government's refusal to grant it permission to approach the court.

At hearing on savings ‘due to’ UID, Supreme Court judge fumes: Don’t call me Aadhaar judge
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

Aadhaar hearing in Supreme Court: It took CJI Dipak Misra to defuse the situation by posing some questions to the counsel on his contentions.

Judges’ day out, this time King Lear, Bengali sweets paper the cracks
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

At a high tea that followed the launch of the SCBA Times, the newsletter of the Supreme Court Bar Association, eleven judges, including the CJI, showed up.

North Korea swipe at Aadhaar draws sharp reply from Supreme Court
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Supreme Court reminded the petitioner advocate that the programme’s role as a facilitator for targeted delivery of financial services had won acclaim from international agencies like World Bank and reputed journals.

Attorney General K K Venugopal to Govt: Bofors SLP bad idea, may be rejected
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

It will be better, the Attorney General has said, if the CBI remains a respondent and presents its stand.

Supreme Court: NIA can’t probe, we can’t question Hadiya’s choice of husband
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Akhila, a Hindu woman from Kerala, embraced Islam, changed her name to Hadiya, and married a Muslim, Shefin Jahan. But their marriage was annulled by the Kerala High Court in May last year.

Supreme Court takes up pleas on judge Loya death: ‘Serious… but let’s not cast aspersions’
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

The petitions were filed by Congress leader Tehseen Poonawalla and Maharashtra journalist B S Lone.

Freedom of expression supreme, give security for Padmaavat release: SC to states
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Padmaavat is set for release on January 25. 

Supreme Court on Aadhaar: If ID with private party, why not with the government?
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Justice A K Sikri told Shyam Divan, who was appearing for the petitioners, that “your argument seems to be that if I give my passbook, they will come to know my transactions. I don’t think that is the case.”

Aadhaar hearings begin in Supreme Court: Civil death vs state’s role in question
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court asked the petitioners if the State was not entitled to collect biometric data of citizens to ensure that constitutional obligations are carried out.

Three Supreme Court judges help CJI, four dissenters meet but fail to break the ice, another round today
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Last Friday, Justices Chelameswar, Gogoi, Lokur and Joseph called a press conference to question the conduct of the CJI, especially on allocation of cases.

Four judges who criticised CJI Dipak Misra not on Bench that will hear 7 key matters
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Last Friday, the four senior judges, who held a press conference, said they had raised the question of allocation of the Loya matter with the CJI when they met him that morning.

Supreme Court crisis: Back to work but not back to business as usual
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

The Indian Express has learnt that the CJI is not considering the suggestion of convening a full court of all judges of the Supreme Court, and has also not notified any meeting of the collegium so far.

Four most senior Supreme Court judges target CJI Dipak Misra, question his conduct
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

On Thursday, two petitions were filed in the Supreme Court, seeking a probe into the death of Loya who had been hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case.

Government was silent on MoP, meant they had accepted it: Judges in letter to CJI
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

The letter observed that the MoP was finalised and sent by the “then Hon’ble the Chief Justice of India to the government of India in March 2017”.

Indu Malhotra to be first woman judge in Supreme Court directly from Bar
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

The elevation of Malhotra and Joseph, as and when approved by the Centre, will take the strength of judges in the Supreme Court to 27 as against the sanctioned 31.

National anthem in cinema halls is no longer compulsory: SC modifies order
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

In 2016, while ruling on a petition by Shyam Narayan Chouksey, the bench said that playing the national anthem would “instil” a “sense of committed patriotism and nationalism”.

Reconsider your order on national anthem in cinema halls, Government tells Supreme Court
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

The Supreme Court in its November 30, 2016, order, directed all the cinema halls across the country to play the national anthem before the screening of films and that all present must "stand up in respect" till the anthem ended.

Section 377: Supreme Court will revisit its order banning gay sex; societal morality changes with time
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

Section 377: A three-judge bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra on Monday said the Supreme Court would re-examine the Constitutional validity of Section 377.

No significant respiratory difference before, after Diwali: Pollution board
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

The affidavit stated that the “air quality did worsen during Diwali and symptoms of... increased coughing, relatively more hospital visits, increased noise levels and high metal levels in urine do reflect adverse impact of firecracker bursting”.

SC to hear challenge to sealing law next week, takes back petitions transferred to HC
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

In April 2013, the apex court had transferred these writ petitions to the Delhi High Court for expeditious hearing.

Tamil Nadu wanted 3-year jail term clause out; 10 states endorsed Triple Talaq Bill
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Tamil Nadu, however, accepted the proposal to provide subsistence allowance for the dependent children affected by talaq-e-biddat

Ayodhya to Memorandum of Procedure, Supreme Court battles could have political echoes
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

Outside the courtrooms, allegations of judicial activism, and run-ins of the judiciary with the legislature and executive, can be expected to continue.

Prosecution failed, doesn’t mean no case: Judge who shot down 2G award
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

“Kindly read the judgment as a whole. Trial court has said prosecution has failed to adduce any evidence to prove the allegations. That’s all,” Justice Singhvi told The Indian Express Friday.