The Supreme Court bench led by Justice Arun Mishra today fined advocate Prashant Bhushan a symbolic Re 1 for contempt of court. The bench said he refused to apologise despite given the opportunity and also released his statement to the media, causing further publicity.
The Supreme Court today dismissed fugitive Indian liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya’s review petition against a May 2017 judgment of the apex court. That order had held him guilty of contempt of court for violating its orders and those of the Karnataka High Court.
A constitution bench of Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Indra Banerjee, Justice Vineet Saran, Justice M. R. Shah & Justice Aniruddha Bose has held that the MCI regulation allowing in-service reservation is unconstitutional. That power belongs to the state.
Grievances expressed against judges and judgments are not necessarily without merit. But they can be pursued without bringing the CJI and the judiciary into public disrepute, thereby weakening its popular base of support in these troubled times when there is need for judicial unity.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought many new problems & challenges for the justice delivery system in the country and the role of legal aid institutions has become all the more important during such times, said Justice N. V. Ramana, Supreme Court judge & Executive Chairman of the NALSA.