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Wired: DSK promos | Permanent constitution bench | P&H Uncles | Hindu isn’t | CJI musical chairs | GNLU court manag’t RTI

DSK Legal promoted Munaf Virjee, Sagar Kadam and Maneesh Upadhyay as associate partners in its Mumbai office [Bar & Bench]

Permanent constitution bench: Chief Justice of India-designate P Sathasivam has advocated a permanent Constitution Bench for “authoritative pronouncements” on issues such as mercy pleas, to avoid conflicting views by smaller benches [NIE]

P&H Uncles: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has at least nine judges whose kin are appointed as law officers in Punjab and Haryana. The Haryana Lokpal and retired judges too have relatives in the offices of Punjab and Haryana Advocates-General [Tribune]

Hindu isn’t: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to respond to a plea seeking deletion of a provision in the Constitution that treats Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists as Hindus for all legal purposes [BS]

CJI musical chairs: Sticking to the seniority rule has reduced the top judicial post in the country to a quick game of musical chairs, with one Chief Justice after another going through the motions without getting a chance to set their house in order, pendency mounts and allegations of corruption increase, argues the ET

GNLU court manag’t RTI: Kalpeshkumar Gupta, who is a GNLU Gandhinagar PhD student and an IIM Ahmedabad academic associate, has applied to the state RTI commissioner saying the Gujarat high court authorities have violated the Right to Information Act 2005, by barring information related to marks obtained by candidates in the screening test during the recruitment of court managers [DNA India]

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