Took long enough after publication of the original Caravan article, and yet again proves that strategic litigation against public participation (SLAPP) can be quite effective at stifling or at least significantly delaying dissent...

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Judge Loya death: SC adjourns case to March 5, says it is treating case seriously

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing in the case related to the death of special Central Bureau of I

The Madras high court remarked that the legal profession was in "worst condition” as advocates who were not even secondary school graduates were contesting elections with the alleged support of retired judges and bureaucrats, reported Scroll and others.

Female judges make up less than 28% of the lower judiciary, according to the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy's study on gender diversity in the lower judiciary.

Senior advocate JP Cama called for a mandamus to bulldoze the process of judicial appointments and prevent judicial vacancy of nearly 45% at the Supreme Court, which is expected in the next 11 months.

The Bombay Lawyers Association, represented by Dushyant Dave before the Supreme Court in the hearing into the death of Judge BH Loya, has filed the following written statement today.

However, this is still lower than what judges had been paid in real terms in 1957, as we and Mint had reported in 2015.

A Bar Council of India (BCI) sub committee consisting of Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) president Kirti Uppal and seven others opposed the Law Commission's recommendation that bar council elections should be replaced by nomination and called it an attempt similar to measures taken during India's 1975 constitutional emergency, reported Live Law.

The Bar Council of India (BCI) cancelled the sudden press conference that it had called unexpectedly to announce its action against advocates who “create ugly scenes in courts”.

No bar council elections will be held in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, predicted Bar Council of India (BCI) member from Andhra Pradesh N Ramchander Rao, because of the political climate in the states since the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

Senior advocate Indira Jaising has requested the Supreme Court to amend its order to reflect that she did not agree to the transfer of Bombay high court petitions to the apex court, since she was not appearing on behalf of the Bombay high court petitioners but “reminded the court” that she would be intervening on behalf of Admiral Ramdas.

At a time when the judiciary is arguably facing its greatest internal crisis in decades, Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra has struck again, noting in a letter that “the entire institution is becoming a mockery at the hands of only 3-4 such Advocates” (yes advocates!) who create “ugly scenes in the courts every day”.

15 state bar councils (SBCs) will go to polls between 15 March and 28 March, starting with Jharkhand and ending with eight other SBCs, according to the election schedule announced yesterday by the Bar Council of India (BCI), as reported by Live Law and by the Times of India.

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