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Wired: MHAA dislikes judge choices | HC Nagpur bench boost | US SC for gay marriage | Ramlu young training

MHAA recalls judge choices: Madras HC Advocates Association (MHAA) petitions the CJI to reject the list of 15 proposed judges sent by the Madras HC collegiums to him, on the ground of it being below “constitutional standards”. “It appears that the names have been proposed on extraneous criteria such as caste, religion, office affiliations and political considerations. We at the Bar are deeply distressed, concerned and even alarmed at the partisan manner in which the selection is made,” said the MHAA in its representation to the CJI [Hindu]

HC Nagpur bench boost: Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court ups pre-vacation all time state-wide low bench strength (48 against sanctioned 75) by elevating tow lawyers Atul Chandurkar and Zaka Haq. The elevations were made after a gap of four years and there are now 12 judges at the Nagpur bench which still experiences a shortfall of 16 [TOI]

US SC for gay marriage: The US Supreme Court has struck down the US federal law that effectively banned gay marriage in the country and also dismissed an appeal against same sex marriage laws in California, restoring the right to gay marriage in the largest US state and nearly doubling the number of Americans living in states where gay marriage would be legal [Guardian]

Ramlu young training: RMLNLU Lucknow will hold a training session next month for young advocates under a new state-sponsored scheme – the Rajiv Gandhi Adhivakta Prashikshan Yojna’ (Rajiv Gandhi Advocate’s Training Scheme) to upgrade professional knowledge and skills of young advocates [HT]

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