Dissent in the Supreme Court has done well to shine the light on a relatively opaque institution.
The press conference on January 12 at Justice Chelameswar’s residence, with three of the others who constitute the Collegium, marked an unusually hectic start to the year for the Court.
The meeting failed to reiterate Justice K M Joseph’s name despite having pre-arranged to meet to do precisely that last week, apart from suggesting other names for the Supreme Court.
There are some indications that separate files could be sent — one for Justice K M Joseph’s name and the other for more judges. But it remains to be seen what the Centre does when it formally receives the reiteration.
The difference in phrasing this time could be significant as the Centre, while rejecting the elevation of Justice K M Joseph, had cited seniority (he is 42nd in the All India Judges seniority list), regional representation and the lack of SC/STs representation.
Justice K M Joseph was part of the two-Judge bench which struck down the Centre’s decision to impose President’s rule in Uttarakhand in March 2016.
Before the Kathua rape and murde case, Supreme Court has shifted several other major cases to different states and courts.
"I am a bit surprised that the CJI said in open court that there was nothing wrong in the government returning the file. I doubt if he has consulted his colleagues in the collegium before making this statement," Justice Shah said.
Supreme Court elevation: The government continues to be silent on the other name recommended to the government by the Supreme Court Collegium along with that of Malhotra — Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K M Joseph.
Justice Sachar’s principles stood firm and were his guiding light till his last days
Suggesting that it would need an overhaul of Election Commission, he said the number of EVMs required would be “three to four times of what we have” as results can only be counted after all the polls have been held.
Rajinder Sachar was a beacon, part of a generation older than independent India which is hard to find. His Lordship would be missed.
Justice Venkatachallaiah was appointed to head the Constitution review panel by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government in February 2000.
In the Supreme Court Tuesday, Attorney General K K Venugopal urged the bench to reconsider its directions which decreed that permission should be taken before making an arrest under the Act.
Everyday doses of communalism are deepening old fissures in the society of Uttar Pradesh, with permanent effect
Kedarnath Singh immersed himself in urban settings, staying true to his rural roots
On Thursday morning, Akhilesh called the bypoll results a victory for “ekta” or unity. The BSP has been wary of alliances in the past, concluding that transfer of its votes benefits its alliance partner much more than the BSP.
While BJP also lost the Phulpur and Araria Lok Sabha bypolls, it is the loss of Gorakhpur to Samajwadi Party (SP), which was supported by the BSP, that holds the greatest significance.
Born in 1916, she led a life and played a role that were not only unusual but also a testament to the times that made it possible.
An alliance that has been termed as one “between snake and mole”, The Indian Express explains why it is the opposition’s desperate attempt to check the BJP’s rise.