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Judges Appointments: It’s Meritocracy Versus Collegium Recommendations

Above: Image by Anna Varsányi from Pixabay By Mathews J Nedumpara A division bench of the Karnataka HC on June 17 dismissed the Writ Petition by...
The five Justices of the Supreme Court, who recused themselves from the Gautam Navalakha bail case, include Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justices NV Ramana, R Subhash Reddy, BR Gavai and S Ravindra Bhat

Recusals & Justice

Above: The five Justices of the Supreme Court, who recused themselves from the Gautam Navalakha bail case, include Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi,...
The couple, Vivek and Archana Puri, who have been elevated to the Punjab and Haryana High Court (above) are both Punjab Superior Judicial Service Officers/Photo: wikimedia

Judge Couple: Best of Both Worlds

Above: The couple, Vivek and Archana Puri, who have been elevated to the Punjab and Haryana High Court (above) are both Punjab Superior Judicial...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Gets Four New Judges, At 34, Its Full Strength

The Government has cleared the appointments of four more judges to the Supreme Court, thus taking it to its full strength of 34. The...
Ram Jethmalani

“Be Prepared to Suffer for a Greater Cause”

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya (file pic) In September 2016, India Legal’s Managing Editor Ramesh Menon interviewed Ram Jethmalani for the magazine. The ageless gadfly...
Bombay HC

Bombay HC gets four new judges

Four lawyers Avinash Gharote, Nitin Suryawanshi, Anil Kilor and Milind Jadhav have been appointed as Additional judges with the Bombay High Court for a...
Parliament

Parliament Passes Bill To Increase Number Of SC Judges by Three

Parliament on Wednesday passed  the bill  that seeks to increase the number of Supreme Court judges from the present 30 to 33. Sometime back, the Union...
Ravi Shankar Prasad

Lok Sabha passes Bill to increase number of Supreme Court judges

The Lok Sabha has passed a Bill to increase the number of Supreme Court judges from 31 to 34 (including the CJI). The Supreme Court...
Delhi High Court

Four Justices sworn in as Delhi HC judges

Four new Justices took oath including a women Justice in Delhi High Court on May 27. Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar, Justice Talwant Singh, Justice Asha Menon...
Punjab and Haryana High Court

Gang Rape Case in Punjab: Courting Trouble

Above: The gang rape case is pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court/Photo: kractivist.org A complex rape case has embroiled two judges and some...
Supreme Court

SC Collegium recommends four names to be appointed as Delhi HC judges

The Supreme Court Collegium on May 6 recommended four names of judicial officers to be appointed as Delhi High Court judges. The four persons whose...
Justice SR Sen (left) of the Meghalaya HC promoted the idea of a Hindu nation; Allahabad HC’s Justice SP Kesharvani praised the Ayushman Bharat scheme

From Delivering Verdicts to Singing Paens

Above: Justice SR Sen (left) of the Meghalaya HC promoted the idea of a Hindu nation; Allahabad HC’s Justice SP Kesharvani praised the Ayushman...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi lighting the inaugural lamp of the final round of the SCBA talent hunt show held at the Supreme Court in the presence of Chairman, Cultural Committee, SCBA, Pradeep Rai (third from right), and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta (second from right) 

SCBA Event: No Bar To Talent

Above: CJI Ranjan Gogoi lighting the inaugural lamp of the final round of the SCBA talent hunt show held at the Supreme Court in...
The Allahabad High Court

Allahabad HC issues advisory, tells staff to respect judges

The Allahabad High Court registry on Tuesday issued a circular (see below) to the officials of the court to pay respect to the judges. The...
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi

Full disclosure of the appointment of judges through Collegium is unwarranted, says SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday (April 4) observed that full disclosure of the process of appointment of judges through the Collegium system is unwarranted. A...
Convocation ceremony of the students of GNLU, Gandhinagar, Gujarat/Photo: UNI

Judges & Femininity

Above: Convocation ceremony of the students of GNLU, Gandhinagar, Gujarat/Photo: UNI Can legal education give the foundation for cultivating feminine approaches so that lawyers are...
(Left) Justice AK Sikri: Are his comments valid?; Ruth Bader Ginsburg (centre) and US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Living life full size their own way

IS FEMININITY THE MAGIC WAND?

Above: (Left) Justice AK Sikri: Are his comments valid?; Ruth Bader Ginsburg (centre) and US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Living life full size their own...
A CCTV camera helps to make working women feel secure/Photo: bytebacklawredesign.lexblogplatform.com

CCTV Cameras: A Salve or a Nuisance?

Above: A CCTV camera helps to make working women feel secure/Photo: bytebacklawredesign.lexblogplatform.com In a move to curb sexual harassment, a judge of the Madras HC...
Advocates at the Patiala House Courts in New Delhi/Photo: Anil Shakya

Breaking the Yardstick

Above: Advocates at the Patiala House Courts in New Delhi/Photo: Anil Shakya In a move that could transform the judiciary, the Collegium has tweaked a...
Supreme Court Photo by anil shakya

Calling court orders political amounts to contempt, says SC

The Supreme Court held that attributing political motives to judgments is equivalent to contempt of court A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Vineet Saran,...
Supreme Court

SC Judges Fume on Call-Drops Issues on the Campus

The Supreme Court judges are facing a major challenge in establishing communication over phone inside the court complex. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a...
Supreme Court Photo by anil shakya

SC Collegium resolution for elevations to Delhi High Court

The Supreme Court Collegium has arrived at a resolution wherein it has considered the candidature of four advocates, regarding their elevation to the Delhi...
(L-R) Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna

Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna appointed as SC judges

The president of India Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday appointed Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, and Justice Sanjiv...

No More Historical Blunders Please, Justice Gambhir’s Plea to President Kovind

Former Delhi High Court judge Kailash Gambhir has taken strong exception to the recommendation for elevation by the Supreme Court Collegium of Justices Dinesh...
MP High Court

Judges’ Criminal Record: No Room for Error

Above: The division bench of the MP High Court cited three past verdicts to justify its decision/Photo: barandbench.com The MP High Court dismissed the petitions...
Supreme Court

SC Collegium recommends four names for elevation as apex court judges

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of Justices M.R. Shah, Ajay Rastogi, Hemant Gupta and R. Subhash Reddy for elevation as apex...
Toll Plazas and Judges: For Whom the Bell Tolls?

Toll Plazas and Judges: For Whom the Bell Tolls?

Though no one in India may claim to be a super-citizen, functional inequality may be justified under very special circumstances   ~By Upendra Baxi   A bench...
Supreme Court

SC Collegium recommends 5 advocates for elevation as Delhi HC Judges

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of five advocates for elevation as Judges of the Delhi High Court. The advocates whose name...
A longer tenure for judges has many advantages

When Should Judges Retire?

Above: A longer tenure for judges has many advantages A demand to raise the retirement age of judges in the higher judiciary will help tackle...
Supreme Court

When One of Our Own is Involved

Arun Shourie, scholar, author, former editor and minister, writes in his new book  Anita gets Bail – What Are Our Courts Doing? What Should...
Supreme Court

Judicial pension: SC says there can be no disparity, refers case to larger bench

The Supreme Court bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Tuesday (March 20) observed that there can be no disparity in...
Firecracker ban case returns to SC, more studies needed, agrees bench

Centre moves 9 additional judges to permanent judge posts in Allahabad, Kerala High Courts

Above: Supreme Court The Central government has appointed nine additional judges from the High Courts of Allahabad and Kerala as permanent judges. From the Allahabad High...
The Male Club - India Legal

The Male Club

Above: Women advocates on the Supreme Court lawns/Photo: Anil Shakya On the eve of Women’s Day, with Indian women surging ahead in all fields, the...
Appointment of Judges: Easing the Burden

Easing the Burden

Above: Lawyers and litigants discussing cases at a Gurgaon district court/Photo: Anil Shakya In a move that could increase the number of judges in high...
Justice Sikri

Retired judicial officers can be judges of High Courts, rules SC

Supreme Court bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan also says Additional Judges can be appointed to high courts for tenure of less...
Black Coated Oratory

Black Coated Oratory

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence ~By Dilip Bobb There is nothing more archaic and convoluted than the language in which courtroom proceedings are conducted in India,...
The Supreme Court of the United States/Photo: Wikimedia

Suspect Evidence on Criminal Sentencing

Above: The Supreme Court of the United States/Photo: Wikimedia The US Sentencing Commission helped send more people to prison for longer terms. It’s a shame...
Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Justice Gita Mittal to speak at Vatican summit on human trafficking

Above: Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal. Photo: Bhavana Gaur   Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Justice Gita Mittal will be speaking at the...
Hyderabad HC

Six judges for Hyderabad High Court appointed

Six lawyers have been appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind as judges for the High Court of Hyderabad. The High Court functions as a...
Photo: Anil Shakya

Well-Deserved Raise, Your Honour

The higher judiciary is poised for a salary upgrade that will bring it on a par with the bureaucracy, with the Chief Justice of...
Calcutta HC tells Centre: Appoint judges or we will take “appropriate action”

Calcutta HC tells Centre: Appoint judges or we will take “appropriate action”

In an almost unprecedented act, Calcutta High Court judges have come out against what they say was “stepmotherly treatment” of the court by the...
9 more judges for Allahabad HC

9 more judges for Allahabad HC

Above: Allahabad High Court The Allahabad High Court on Thursday (July 6) appointed nine additional judges. They have all been district level Judges/officers. The new judges appointed are:...
Madhya pradesh JABALPUR HIGH COURT

5 judges transferred

Above: Madhya Pradesh High Court   The following five high court judges have been transferred in Madhya Pradesh. Justice Shil Nagu has been transferred from Gwalior...
A curious case of New York where hundreds of Judges officiate without law degrees

Hundreds of New York judges are officiating without law degrees

By Joe Sexton The news releases are sent out with considerable regularity, brief and basic accounts of actions taken by the New York State Commission...
Picture: Anil Shakya

India Legal show: Judicial selection procedure needs upgrading, say panellists

The recent edition of India Legal show debated the contentious issue of ‘corruption in Judiciary’. Taking the cue from the recent episode of the...
Madras High Court. Photo: wikimedia.org

11 more judges for 3 high courts

Keeping to the fast pace of adding to the roster of high court judges across the country – an essential prerequisite for bringing down...
Madras High Court. Photo: wikimedia.org

Madras HC Gets 6 More Judges

With the addition of six judges on Tuesday (June 13) the strength of the Madras High Court bench goes up to 53, still short...
President Dr Rajendra Prasad, Chief Justice of India SR Das, Vice-President Dr S Radhakrishnan, Lok Sabha Speaker S Ayyangar and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the inauguration of Supreme Court building on August 4, 1958. Photo: Courts of India—Past to Present

Courting the Past

Courts of India—Past to Present with its evocative photographs and illustrations, historical and philosophical background and structure of our justice delivery system, is a...
judge illustration

Can Judges Get Blanket Protection? 

While the Judges Protection Act of 1985 gives protection to judges for acts done during the discharge of their duties, they are also made...

We beg to differ my Lord

Excerpts from the letter written by President, Supreme Court Bar Association, to Chief Justice of India, RM Lodha, on June 6, this year while rejecting Lodha’s idea that courts...

'judges' - 50 News Results

Judges Appointments: It’s Meritocracy Versus Collegium Recommendations

Above: Image by Anna Varsányi from Pixabay By Mathews J Nedumpara A division bench of the Karnataka HC on June 17 dismissed the Writ Petition by...
The five Justices of the Supreme Court, who recused themselves from the Gautam Navalakha bail case, include Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justices NV Ramana, R Subhash Reddy, BR Gavai and S Ravindra Bhat

Recusals & Justice

Above: The five Justices of the Supreme Court, who recused themselves from the Gautam Navalakha bail case, include Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi,...
The couple, Vivek and Archana Puri, who have been elevated to the Punjab and Haryana High Court (above) are both Punjab Superior Judicial Service Officers/Photo: wikimedia

Judge Couple: Best of Both Worlds

Above: The couple, Vivek and Archana Puri, who have been elevated to the Punjab and Haryana High Court (above) are both Punjab Superior Judicial...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Gets Four New Judges, At 34, Its Full Strength

The Government has cleared the appointments of four more judges to the Supreme Court, thus taking it to its full strength of 34. The...
Ram Jethmalani

“Be Prepared to Suffer for a Greater Cause”

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya (file pic) In September 2016, India Legal’s Managing Editor Ramesh Menon interviewed Ram Jethmalani for the magazine. The ageless gadfly...
Bombay HC

Bombay HC gets four new judges

Four lawyers Avinash Gharote, Nitin Suryawanshi, Anil Kilor and Milind Jadhav have been appointed as Additional judges with the Bombay High Court for a...
Parliament

Parliament Passes Bill To Increase Number Of SC Judges by Three

Parliament on Wednesday passed  the bill  that seeks to increase the number of Supreme Court judges from the present 30 to 33. Sometime back, the Union...
Ravi Shankar Prasad

Lok Sabha passes Bill to increase number of Supreme Court judges

The Lok Sabha has passed a Bill to increase the number of Supreme Court judges from 31 to 34 (including the CJI). The Supreme Court...
Delhi High Court

Four Justices sworn in as Delhi HC judges

Four new Justices took oath including a women Justice in Delhi High Court on May 27. Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar, Justice Talwant Singh, Justice Asha Menon...
Punjab and Haryana High Court

Gang Rape Case in Punjab: Courting Trouble

Above: The gang rape case is pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court/Photo: kractivist.org A complex rape case has embroiled two judges and some...
Supreme Court

SC Collegium recommends four names to be appointed as Delhi HC judges

The Supreme Court Collegium on May 6 recommended four names of judicial officers to be appointed as Delhi High Court judges. The four persons whose...
Justice SR Sen (left) of the Meghalaya HC promoted the idea of a Hindu nation; Allahabad HC’s Justice SP Kesharvani praised the Ayushman Bharat scheme

From Delivering Verdicts to Singing Paens

Above: Justice SR Sen (left) of the Meghalaya HC promoted the idea of a Hindu nation; Allahabad HC’s Justice SP Kesharvani praised the Ayushman...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi lighting the inaugural lamp of the final round of the SCBA talent hunt show held at the Supreme Court in the presence of Chairman, Cultural Committee, SCBA, Pradeep Rai (third from right), and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta (second from right) 

SCBA Event: No Bar To Talent

Above: CJI Ranjan Gogoi lighting the inaugural lamp of the final round of the SCBA talent hunt show held at the Supreme Court in...
The Allahabad High Court

Allahabad HC issues advisory, tells staff to respect judges

The Allahabad High Court registry on Tuesday issued a circular (see below) to the officials of the court to pay respect to the judges. The...
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi

Full disclosure of the appointment of judges through Collegium is unwarranted, says SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday (April 4) observed that full disclosure of the process of appointment of judges through the Collegium system is unwarranted. A...
Convocation ceremony of the students of GNLU, Gandhinagar, Gujarat/Photo: UNI

Judges & Femininity

Above: Convocation ceremony of the students of GNLU, Gandhinagar, Gujarat/Photo: UNI Can legal education give the foundation for cultivating feminine approaches so that lawyers are...
(Left) Justice AK Sikri: Are his comments valid?; Ruth Bader Ginsburg (centre) and US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Living life full size their own way

IS FEMININITY THE MAGIC WAND?

Above: (Left) Justice AK Sikri: Are his comments valid?; Ruth Bader Ginsburg (centre) and US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Living life full size their own...
A CCTV camera helps to make working women feel secure/Photo: bytebacklawredesign.lexblogplatform.com

CCTV Cameras: A Salve or a Nuisance?

Above: A CCTV camera helps to make working women feel secure/Photo: bytebacklawredesign.lexblogplatform.com In a move to curb sexual harassment, a judge of the Madras HC...
Advocates at the Patiala House Courts in New Delhi/Photo: Anil Shakya

Breaking the Yardstick

Above: Advocates at the Patiala House Courts in New Delhi/Photo: Anil Shakya In a move that could transform the judiciary, the Collegium has tweaked a...
Supreme Court Photo by anil shakya

Calling court orders political amounts to contempt, says SC

The Supreme Court held that attributing political motives to judgments is equivalent to contempt of court A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Vineet Saran,...
Supreme Court

SC Judges Fume on Call-Drops Issues on the Campus

The Supreme Court judges are facing a major challenge in establishing communication over phone inside the court complex. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a...
Supreme Court Photo by anil shakya

SC Collegium resolution for elevations to Delhi High Court

The Supreme Court Collegium has arrived at a resolution wherein it has considered the candidature of four advocates, regarding their elevation to the Delhi...
(L-R) Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna

Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna appointed as SC judges

The president of India Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday appointed Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, and Justice Sanjiv...

No More Historical Blunders Please, Justice Gambhir’s Plea to President Kovind

Former Delhi High Court judge Kailash Gambhir has taken strong exception to the recommendation for elevation by the Supreme Court Collegium of Justices Dinesh...
MP High Court

Judges’ Criminal Record: No Room for Error

Above: The division bench of the MP High Court cited three past verdicts to justify its decision/Photo: barandbench.com The MP High Court dismissed the petitions...
Supreme Court

SC Collegium recommends four names for elevation as apex court judges

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of Justices M.R. Shah, Ajay Rastogi, Hemant Gupta and R. Subhash Reddy for elevation as apex...
Toll Plazas and Judges: For Whom the Bell Tolls?

Toll Plazas and Judges: For Whom the Bell Tolls?

Though no one in India may claim to be a super-citizen, functional inequality may be justified under very special circumstances   ~By Upendra Baxi   A bench...
Supreme Court

SC Collegium recommends 5 advocates for elevation as Delhi HC Judges

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of five advocates for elevation as Judges of the Delhi High Court. The advocates whose name...
A longer tenure for judges has many advantages

When Should Judges Retire?

Above: A longer tenure for judges has many advantages A demand to raise the retirement age of judges in the higher judiciary will help tackle...
Supreme Court

When One of Our Own is Involved

Arun Shourie, scholar, author, former editor and minister, writes in his new book  Anita gets Bail – What Are Our Courts Doing? What Should...
Supreme Court

Judicial pension: SC says there can be no disparity, refers case to larger bench

The Supreme Court bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Tuesday (March 20) observed that there can be no disparity in...
Firecracker ban case returns to SC, more studies needed, agrees bench

Centre moves 9 additional judges to permanent judge posts in Allahabad, Kerala High Courts

Above: Supreme Court The Central government has appointed nine additional judges from the High Courts of Allahabad and Kerala as permanent judges. From the Allahabad High...
The Male Club - India Legal

The Male Club

Above: Women advocates on the Supreme Court lawns/Photo: Anil Shakya On the eve of Women’s Day, with Indian women surging ahead in all fields, the...
Appointment of Judges: Easing the Burden

Easing the Burden

Above: Lawyers and litigants discussing cases at a Gurgaon district court/Photo: Anil Shakya In a move that could increase the number of judges in high...
Justice Sikri

Retired judicial officers can be judges of High Courts, rules SC

Supreme Court bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan also says Additional Judges can be appointed to high courts for tenure of less...
Black Coated Oratory

Black Coated Oratory

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence ~By Dilip Bobb There is nothing more archaic and convoluted than the language in which courtroom proceedings are conducted in India,...
The Supreme Court of the United States/Photo: Wikimedia

Suspect Evidence on Criminal Sentencing

Above: The Supreme Court of the United States/Photo: Wikimedia The US Sentencing Commission helped send more people to prison for longer terms. It’s a shame...
Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Justice Gita Mittal to speak at Vatican summit on human trafficking

Above: Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal. Photo: Bhavana Gaur   Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Justice Gita Mittal will be speaking at the...
Hyderabad HC

Six judges for Hyderabad High Court appointed

Six lawyers have been appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind as judges for the High Court of Hyderabad. The High Court functions as a...
Photo: Anil Shakya

Well-Deserved Raise, Your Honour

The higher judiciary is poised for a salary upgrade that will bring it on a par with the bureaucracy, with the Chief Justice of...
Calcutta HC tells Centre: Appoint judges or we will take “appropriate action”

Calcutta HC tells Centre: Appoint judges or we will take “appropriate action”

In an almost unprecedented act, Calcutta High Court judges have come out against what they say was “stepmotherly treatment” of the court by the...
9 more judges for Allahabad HC

9 more judges for Allahabad HC

Above: Allahabad High Court The Allahabad High Court on Thursday (July 6) appointed nine additional judges. They have all been district level Judges/officers. The new judges appointed are:...
Madhya pradesh JABALPUR HIGH COURT

5 judges transferred

Above: Madhya Pradesh High Court   The following five high court judges have been transferred in Madhya Pradesh. Justice Shil Nagu has been transferred from Gwalior...
A curious case of New York where hundreds of Judges officiate without law degrees

Hundreds of New York judges are officiating without law degrees

By Joe Sexton The news releases are sent out with considerable regularity, brief and basic accounts of actions taken by the New York State Commission...
Picture: Anil Shakya

India Legal show: Judicial selection procedure needs upgrading, say panellists

The recent edition of India Legal show debated the contentious issue of ‘corruption in Judiciary’. Taking the cue from the recent episode of the...
Madras High Court. Photo: wikimedia.org

11 more judges for 3 high courts

Keeping to the fast pace of adding to the roster of high court judges across the country – an essential prerequisite for bringing down...
Madras High Court. Photo: wikimedia.org

Madras HC Gets 6 More Judges

With the addition of six judges on Tuesday (June 13) the strength of the Madras High Court bench goes up to 53, still short...
President Dr Rajendra Prasad, Chief Justice of India SR Das, Vice-President Dr S Radhakrishnan, Lok Sabha Speaker S Ayyangar and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the inauguration of Supreme Court building on August 4, 1958. Photo: Courts of India—Past to Present

Courting the Past

Courts of India—Past to Present with its evocative photographs and illustrations, historical and philosophical background and structure of our justice delivery system, is a...
judge illustration

Can Judges Get Blanket Protection? 

While the Judges Protection Act of 1985 gives protection to judges for acts done during the discharge of their duties, they are also made...

We beg to differ my Lord

Excerpts from the letter written by President, Supreme Court Bar Association, to Chief Justice of India, RM Lodha, on June 6, this year while rejecting Lodha’s idea that courts...

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