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K K Venugopal


Attorney General Venugopal pulls out a question: Can there be new curbs on freedom of speech?

October 24, 2019 6:44 am

The matter had risen in the context of controversial remarks by then Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on the July 2016 Bulandshahr gangrape case. Later that year, Khan tendered an unconditional apology to the Supreme Court.

Wrote to CJI, 4 judges for probe by former judges: Attorney General K K Venugopal

May 11, 2019 11:40 am

“I had written on April 22 to the CJI with copy to four most senior judges. The Justice Bobde panel was announced late on the 23rd,” the Attorney General said, adding he wrote a second letter on April 23 to make it clear that what he had said in the first letter was “my personal view”.

Supreme Court rejects Centre’s objections to Rafale deal papers

April 11, 2019 3:58 am

Writing the first order, CJI Gogoi cited the decision of the US Supreme Court in the New York Times Company vs. United States wherein it refused to prohibit the publication of the Pentagon Papers.

A-G Venugopal: Disclosing reasons for Collegium rejections may affect judicial freedom

April 04, 2019 4:27 am

Such information, the A-G argued, “has to be totally confidential” and said that “otherwise your Lordships will not be able to function independently”.

A-G Venugopal does a little rewrite: Statement that files have been stolen is incorrect

March 09, 2019 7:18 am

The Attorney General’s turnaround came after his remarks were condemned by press groups as “reprehensible... threats” with the “potential of sending out a chilling effect to one and all in the media”.

A-G KK Venugopal files contempt petition against Prashant Bhushan

February 05, 2019 2:13 am

The plea referred to the hearing before a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Navin Sinha on February 1 when the petition filed by NGO Common Cause came up — Bhushan had represented the NGO at the hearing.

Attorney General KK Venugopal raises issue of overcrowding in SC courtrooms

August 16, 2018 4:57 am

Venugopal said a petition for live-streaming was pending before the court and it would help reduce the crowd if there are designated centres from where lawyers, clients, interns etc can watch the proceedings.

To check public violence, we need to hold officer responsible: Attorney General K K Venugopal to Supreme Court

August 11, 2018 7:05 am

Venugopal pointed out that during the anti-Padmavat protests, some groups had threatened to cut off the nose of actor Deepika Padukone for her portrayal of Queen Padmavati. He wondered whether these were part of civilised behaviour.

Attorney General to Supreme Court: ‘Order in one PIL can affect rights of many’

August 09, 2018 2:38 am

Venugopal’s comments came on a three-judge bench’s observation during the hearing of a PIL relating to inhuman conditions in 1,382 prisons across the country.

Justice KM Joseph’s downgrade: AG Venugopal met CJI Dipak Misra, Govt claims it followed all-India seniority

August 07, 2018 6:54 am

Justice Joseph is also the longest-serving Chief Justice of any high court in India and will have a tenure until June 16, 2023.