The government seems to be upping the ante in its bid to make itself a participant in the judges’ appointment process. Recently, the Union law minister had suggested that collegium accommodate few of government nominees. The constant comments, suggestions and criticisms against the collegium system has taken the shape of power politics. Eminent law scholar Prof Upendra Baxi spoke to India Legal and explained the chess game of constitutional politics and power.
Chief Justice DY Chandrachud is helming the judiciary at a crucial juncture when many sensitive issues are up for hearing. Naturally, expectations are high. Chief Patron of India Legal and former Chief Justice of India (CJI) MN VENKATACHALIAH spoke about his challenges to SANJAY RAMAN SINHA.
Justice DY Chandrachud has been on the highest number of Constitution benches. He believes in the Constitution as a “transformative document”. SUBHASH C KASHYAP, former Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha and an eminent Constitution expert, spoke to INDIA LEGAL on Justice Chandrachud’s new role as chief justice
Justice Lalit congratulated the Executive Chairman, NALSA, Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and functionaries of the legal services authorities for taking a leap forward in catering to the needs of free legal aid beneficiaries which is in line with the futuristic vision of 2047.
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Ministry of Education and the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) to create a seat in IIT Bombay in a Special Leave Petition by a 17-year-old Dalit IIT aspirant against the order of Bombay High Court, whereby the court had expressed its inability to permit Prince Jaibir Singh to pay the Seat Acceptance Fees after the deadline.