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Supreme Court

10 June 2016

GNLU Gandhinagar director Bimal Patel is now a member of the Law Commission of India, reported Live Law.

10 June 2016

Supreme Court Advocates on Record (AoR) need not verify their right to practice under the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) Certificate of Practice Rules 2015.

09 June 2016

Graphic by Ahmed Raza Khan / Mint

The heavy backlog of cases and delays in the Indian judicial system are once again the topic of much discussion, with everything from government callousness to over-litigiousness to judicial activism being blamed for the 35 million cases pending in the courts at all levels.

08 June 2016

"Highly-placed sources in the government said today that in November, 2013 the collegium had recommended appointing a member of the state judicial services as additional judge to the Patna High Court. But the government had then returned the file to the collegium requesting it to "reconsider" the decision. The government's move was based on an Intelligence Bureau report," reported the PTI.

06 June 2016

In a two-day conference by the Bar Council of India (BCI) in Dehradun over the weekend, attended by Supreme Court justice Dipak Misra and law minister DV Sadananda Gowda, Professor Madhava Menon held a talk on the "need of continuing legal education to the lawyers".

03 June 2016

"We have a constitutional, political, legal and social amnesia about the horrors that accompanied our founding," argued Supreme Court lawyer and Yale Law School visiting faculty Menaka Guruswamy persuasively in Scroll, about the death and bloodshed of the India Pakistan partition of 1947 that saw millions displaced and between 0.5 million and 2 million dead, according to various estimates.

03 June 2016

Only a handful of cases have been listed every day before the vacation bench of the Supreme Court in the first two weeks of the summer break which began on May 16, belying the strong criticism of the apex court and its judges for a seven-week summer holiday.

via Times of India

02 June 2016

After 14 long years, a special Gujarat sessions court today convicted 24 people, including Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Atul Vaidya, in the sensational Gulbarg massacre case in which 69 people, including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, were burnt alive on 28 February, 2002.

31 May 2016

The Delhi high court today implemented the 'one bar one vote' principle across all the courts in national capital, which means an advocate in Delhi can vote only once in one bar association, regardless of his or her multiple bar association memberships.

30 May 2016

Dushyant Dave: I came to the SCBA out of fear

“Bar associations are facing a very serious identity crisis and good lawyers are unfortunately not willing to participate in the democratic process in bar associations. As a result, most bar association have been hijacked by those lawyers who don't have a serious stake in the institution or those who have a personal agenda, but not the welfare of the bar.”

30 May 2016

Imprisoned for 23 years on the basis of faked police confessions, finally exonerated earlier this month by Supreme Court justices Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla and Justice UU Lalit, Nisar-ud-din Ahmad, and four others were released reported The Indian Express in a harrowing story that should be read in full and will probably end in one asking, is it too little too late?

27 May 2016

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the NEET ordinance, saying that its validity on the ground it violated Article 14 of the constitution could be challenged when the court opened after the summer break.

26 May 2016

The Supreme Court was moved on Thursday, challenging the NEET ordinance exempting Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Punjab for this year from the ambit of National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for medical colleges.

21 May 2016

The Supreme Court's vacation bench comprising justices Abhay Manohar Sapre and Ashok Bhushan on Thursday (19 May) heard a matter pertaining to the Rent Act and found to their dismay, that the appellant's counsel in the case was citing an authority which goes against him.

20 May 2016

The Supreme Court on Friday imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on a petitioner in a criminal case for filing an erroneous English translation of a judicial order in Hindi which was wrong on grammar, construction of sentences, usage of words and punctuation.

20 May 2016

The government today cleared an ordinance to defer the implementation of NEET, following strong objections from some states over the efficacy of the common entrance test for under-graduate medical courses in India.

18 May 2016

vdyva201Supreme Court judge Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, who was elevated to the apex court on Friday from the Allahabad high court where he was the chief justice, was born on 11 November 1959.

18 May 2016

Have to bring matrimonial disputes before the Supreme Court's vacation bench? Think again, perhaps.

15 May 2016

Three months after the violence before the Patiala House court complex in the capital in which journalists were assaulted by lawyers, Delhi Police say all they have been able to do is “examine” the visual footage of the incident and having identified the assaulters.

13 May 2016

At 11:15 am today, the Supreme Court began its proceedings for the last day of the current term. It was 45 minutes behind its usual schedule.