Collegium sticks to Justice Joseph as SC judge

New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium took an in-principle decision to reiterate its recommendation for the elevation of Uttarakhand High court Chief Justice K.M. Joseph to the top court. The collegium decided it will resend its January 10 “unanimous” recommendation for Justice Joseph’s elevation, along with other names from Calcutta, Rajasthan, and Telangana and Andhra […]

SC says parliamentary committee reports cannot be challenged in courts

New Delhi: The Supreme Court’s five-judge Constitution bench in its judgment said the parliamentary committee reports cannot be challenged in courts. The apex court permitted the PIL petitioners to rely on the parliamentary standing committee reports in constitutional court proceedings to achieve the objective of protecting rights of citizens. A five-judge constitution bench of the […]

SC collegium defers decision on Justice KM Joseph

New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium has defered its decision on the Centre’s request to reconsider name of Uttarakhand high court Chief Justice KM Joseph for elevation to the top court. The collegium, which comprises Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph met today to reconsider […]

POSCO Cases: SC tells HCs to set up Panels

New Delhi: The Supreme Court asked high courts across the country to set up committees of judges to monitor and regulate the trial of cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud also directed the Directors General or […]

Sunni Waqf Board asks SC to refer Ayodhya case to larger bench

New Delhi: The Sunni Waqf Board asked the Supreme Court to refer the Ayodhya land dispute case to a larger constitutional bench. Advocate Raju Ramachandran, appearing for Sunni Waqf Board told the three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra that the issue needed larger consideration citing that it was a national issue.The […]

PILs to Probe Judge Loya Death an Attempt to Settle Political Scores: SC

New Delhi: Public Interest Litigations seeking an inquiry into the alleged mystery regarding the death of Special CBI Judge, B H Loya in December 2014, was thrown out by the Supreme Court which observed that political scores should not be settled by the judiciary. Judge Loya had died in December 2014, when he was hearing […]

SC asks Govt to Appoint Lokpal at the Earliest

New Delhi: The Supreme Court asked the Union government to appoint Lokpal at the earliest. The bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, also comprised Justice  R Banumathi. NGO, Common Cause, had filed the petition through its lawyer, Prashant Bhushan, seeking immediate appointment of the anti-corruption ombudsman that can bring under its scrutiny the high and […]