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Supreme Court

28 March 2016

The Supreme Court bench comprising of justices Ranjan Gogoi, Arun Mishra, and Prafulla C Pant today told Raj Kumar Mehta, the counsel for Lalit Kumar Mishra, the former Additional Judge of the Orissa high court, who challenged his non-appointment as the permanent judge of the high court that there are no records of the proceedings of the Supreme Court collegium.

28 March 2016

The Supreme Court is set to examine the government’s recommendation banning the Muslim divorce custom of “Triple Talaq”, after ordering the Ministry of Women and Child Development today to produce the confidential high-level committee report of the union government that contains this recommendation.

23 March 2016

qn5wj2k1Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) secretary Gaurav Bhatia rubbished a news report alleging he was removed today from the post of additional advocate general (AAG) of Uttar Pradesh, saying that he had filed his request to be relieved more than a month back.

21 March 2016

J Sagar Associates (JSA) Mumbai partner Somasekhar Sundaresan, one of the top securities lawyers in India, is set to resign and take up independent counsel practice, Legally India understands authoritatively.

21 March 2016

If the official minutes of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Executive Committee meeting held on 18 March are any indication, its president, Dushyant Dave, who presided over that meeting, never ceased to be its president, despite his resignation earlier on 15 February.

18 March 2016

Just what is going on at the SCBA?The Supreme Court Bar Association’s (SCBA) former president Dushyant Dave called an SCBA executive committee (EC) meeting today to withdraw his resignation from the SCBA’s presidential post, effective today. The SCBA’s secretary Gaurav Bhatia called the meeting “illegal”.

18 March 2016

The All India Bar Exam (AIBE) challenges will be heard by a Supreme Court constitution bench next month.

17 March 2016

AIBE tender issues: Will SC take notice?One of the petitioners in the All India Bar Exam (AIBE) constitutional mega-challenge currently in the Supreme Court, due to be heard on Friday (18 March), will raise the question of irregularities in the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) appointment of private contractor ITES Horizon Pvt Ltd to conduct the AIBE in 2010.

16 March 2016

If the Supreme Court is serious about examining the legality of the bar exam, it should also examine whether the award of the contract to ITES Horizon by the BCI was illegal, or worse...

16 March 2016

Just as his resignation as the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president in February was an impulsive decision, Dushyant Dave’s withdrawal of his resignation today also proved to be similarly emotional.

15 March 2016

The petition filed by V Vasanthakumar, advocate from Puducherry, seeking the court’s directions to the Government to consider setting up a National Court of Appeal to relieve the Supreme Court of its case burden, got a new lease of life with the two-judge bench comprising the Chief Justice of India (CJI) TS Thakur and Justice UU Lalit, deciding to refer the matter to a five-judge constitution bench to hear from 4 April.

15 March 2016

Following last year’s revival of the collegium system of judicial appointments by the Supreme Court’s constitution bench, which quashed the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) last year, the government is all set to revise the existing Memorandum of Procedure for appointment of judges of the Supreme Court and high courts, as suggested by the same bench.

13 March 2016

Seniors, NLU Delhi win victory against death penaltyOn 11 March, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, comprising justices Ranjan Gogoi, Arun Mishra and Prafulla C Pant, after hearing the review petition of three convicts in the 2000 bus burning at Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu, case in the open court, commuted their death sentences to life sentences.

11 March 2016

Bharat or India, yet againShould India be known as Bharat? Having issued notice in a public interest litigation petition in April last year, a division bench of Supreme Court of India headed by the Chief Justice of India TS Thakur will be posed with this question on 11 March (today).

10 March 2016

22rc10srThe Delhi Judicial Service (DJS) recruitment committee will interview, within four weeks, the 12 new candidates who crossed the exam’s cut-off marks on a re-evaluation. The re-evaluation was part of a judicial inquiry on fairness in the conduct of the DJS 2014.

09 March 2016

In an order, which reads like admission of helplessness, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today declined to prohibit the holding of multi-crore World Culture Festival (WCF) organized by the Art of Living Foundation on the flood plains of the river Yamuna, after two days of hectic hearing of the parties concerned.

09 March 2016

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) partner Vinayak Burman, associate partner Amit Vyas and senior associate Archana Khosla have come together to pursue their entrepreneurial dream by starting their own law firm.