PIL proceedings should be transparent, and should let citizens intervene
Last year, former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam got to know about he being designated as the CJI when he received information from Rashtrapati Bhavan.
He said curtailing vacation cannot be done unless lawyers also come forward and agree to get their cases heard during vacation.
A fixed term for CJI is a good idea, but judicial appointments must be more transparent.
Sathasivam added, however, that he would like to point out that under the Lokpal Act, even judges have to apply.
Three-member committee to study global practices, submit report in 3 months.
President Pranab Mukherjee Friday appointed Justice R M Lodha as the next Chief Justice of India. Lodha will assume charge on April 27. “In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha, Judge of the Supreme […]
The division bench did not stay other parts of the single bench’s observations against Chandy.
On Feb. 18, court had commuted death sentence of the accused to life imprisonment on ground of delay by Centre in deciding their mercy plea.
Senior advocate Harish Salve also supported his views and said that forum shopping must be stopped in the SC.
Bench of Justice Patnaik refutes claim that he was a friend of the accused and would be favourably disposed towards him.
The court added that it will consider the issue of maintainability of the Centre’s petition first.
Says decision in 1996 did not arrive at conclusion for validity of euthanasia, be it active or passive.
Supreme Court collegium recommends name of Andhra Pradesh High Court judge — Justice G Rohini — as the next Chief Justice.
A bench of Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice Ranjan Gogoi sought response from the authorities within four weeks on the issue.