Kaunain Sheriff M

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On uniform civil code, Law panel asks Muslim groups: Why deny some rights to women
Sat, May 26, 2018

Sources told The Indian Express that the panel asked about Muslim personal law not allowing a mother to be the natural guardian and also cited the differences in the interpretation of Hanafi, Shafi'i, Maliki or Hanbali law.

Why CLAT is in the courts
Wed, May 23, 2018

The 2018 national law entrance exam has been hit by controversy following complaints of glitches and mismanagement, and petitions have been filed in various HCs. Why are the candidates angry?

Fali Nariman on Karnataka floor test: Thank God for the Supreme Court
Mon, May 21, 2018

The eminent jurist talks to Kaunain Sheriff M on SC’s role in Karnataka crisis and Opposition’s bid to impeach CJI Dipak Misra.

Karnataka elections 2018: How it unfolded, from midnight at CJI home to 4:30 am in SC
Fri, May 18, 2018

Would the CJI allow an unprecedented midnight hearing? The first indication came around 12.20 am, when the barricades were partially moved. Minutes later, the Registrar and another official drove in. A dozen TV crews arrived.

Karnataka elections 2018: More votes, fewer seats – how?
Thu, May 17, 2018

In Karnataka, single largest party BJP has a lower vote share than Congress. One reason is the Congress polled many votes and finished a close second in many seats. But the trends differ from region to region

Karnataka election: BJP gets Governor Vajubhai Vala’s invite & 15 days, Congress cries foul, knocks on Supreme Court door
Thu, May 17, 2018

The Governor has also given the BJP 15 days to prove its majority in the hung Assembly where the Congress has 78 members, the Janata Dal (Secular) 37 members and there are three others, including a BSP member, allied with the JDS.

Karnataka election results 2018 data crunch: Congress plus JD(S) could mean only 6 Lok Sabha seats for BJP
Wed, May 16, 2018

Karnataka Election Results 2018: A pooling of the votes secured by the Congress and JD(S) (and its pre-alliance partner BSP) suggests that the BJP could have been reduced to merely 68 Assembly seats if both these rivals had come together before the elections.

J&K HC judge Mohammad Yaqoob Mir is new Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court
Fri, May 11, 2018

The Meghalaya HC currently has just one judge, Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen, who is also officiating as the acting Chief Justice. Its sanctioned strength is four judges.

Before judge appointment row, what Supreme Court said on seniority, regional representation
Mon, May 07, 2018

Govt flagged these issues while returning suggestion to elevate Justice Joseph; SC dealt with them in the NJAC judgment of 2015.

Regional faces: Government & Supreme Court once took opposite sides
Fri, May 04, 2018

The irony is that the government and the Supreme Court were on different sides on this issue when they last crossed swords over judicial appointments in the famous NJAC case in 2015.

Former CJI RM Lodha: ‘Disastrous phase in SC’, CJI Dipak Misra should show statesmanship
Wed, May 02, 2018

Twice in the last few months, he said, the Supreme Court has emphasized that the CJI is master of the roster. “Yes, he is. But does that give him the authority to do what he wants?" Justice Lodha said.

Justice KM Joseph elevation to apex court: ‘Surprising that SC judge indicates decision before Collegium meeting’
Tue, May 01, 2018

Justice Kurian Joseph’s suggestion that Collegium may send file back is distressing, says senior Govt functionary

Bring BCCI under RTI Act, says Law Commission
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Law Commission has recommended to the Union Law Ministry that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) be brought under the Right To Information.

Law Commission backs simultaneous polls, seeks views
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

On January 29, in his first address to Parliament, President Kovind marked the beginning of the Budget session by making a strong pitch for simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.

Soon, over 14,000 courts will be a few clicks away
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

According to the Union Law Ministry, 14,249 courts are being made ready under its E-courts Mission Mode Project — all of them will get computer hardware, local area networks and standard application software.

Law Ministry nod to four judges for Calcutta High Court
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

According to sources, the ministry cleared the names of Biswajit Basu, Amrita Sinha, Abhijit Gangopadhyay and Jay Sengupta — members of the bar — to be elevated as judges of the HC. The name of Dr Sutanu Kumar Patra was withheld, they said.

Ex-judges say: CJI Dipak Misra shouldn’t have heard case about his own powers
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Justice A P Shah, former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, said it was “inappropriate” on the part of the CJI to have heard a matter where the “issue involved is about the powers of the CJI”.

Proper assessment of judges will make system more transparent: Justice Chelameswar
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Stating that assessment is "required to be done", he said, "each one of them involved in this process has to place the assessment on record. That would eliminate most of the problems."

Karnataka judge’s appointment: Sexual harassment probe needs to be fair, not summary, Ravi Shankar Prasad writes to CJI
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

In a strongly worded letter to CJI Dipak Misra, written on April 5, Prasad said it is “incumbent upon both the high judiciary and executive to apply the highest standard of transparency and judiciousness” in making recommendations and appointments.

SC/ST Act: Ravi Shankar Prasad says govt was never made formal party
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Union Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “Government of India was never made formal party in the case. The bench also did not direct the Additional Solicitor General of India to file counter-affidavit in the case.”

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