Supreme Court gets an all-woman bench for the third time in history, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

Chief Justice of India (CJI) D Y Chandrachud has constituted an all-woman bench comprising Justices Hima Kohli and Bela M Trivedi to hear transfer petitions involving matrimonial disputes and bail matters, news agency PTI reported. This is the third time ever that an all-woman bench has been constituted in the...

CJI Chandrachud-led collegium to nominate 56% of SC’s sanctioned strength, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

Justice D Y Chandrachud’s two-year tenure as CJI will see induction of at least 19 new Supreme Court judges, five more than the number appointed to the apex court during his father Y V Chandrachud’s record tenure of seven years and five months as CJI.CJI Chandrachud-led collegium’s immediate task is...

Bilkis Bano’s moves Supreme Court challenging 11 convicts’ release, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

Bilkis Bano has petitioned the Supreme Court challenging the remission granted to 11 convicts who gangraped her and murdered her family members during the 2002 Gujarat riots. In her petition, filed on November 29, Bano has also sought review of the Supreme Court’s May order that permitted the Gujarat government...

Appointment of 20 HC judges in limbo as Centre returns files to SC for ‘reconsideration’, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

Tussle over appointments of High Court judges between the Centre and Supreme Court led collegium looks to be getting intense by day. A day after the top court objected to the Union law minister's remark,saying that the Union government was sitting on judge’s names, the Union government is reported to...

Doubling number of judges not a solution to tackle pendency, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

Amidst the executive-judiciary tussle over delay in appointment of judges selected through the collegium system, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a PIL seeking doubling the sanctioned strength of judges in all courts to deal with the huge pendency of cases, saying filling up of existing vacancies is...

Cji: DY Chandrachud: Need to have more women & marginalised in judiciary – Legal Firms

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Saturday said the numerous reforms initiated in the judiciary is to give universal access to the justice system with an aim to "bend the arc of the moral universe towards justice", as was said by Martin Luther King Jr.Speaking at the Constitution Day...

CJI, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

A fortnight after the Supreme Court judicially sought the law secretary's response on stalling the appointment of collegium-approved names to constitutional courts, Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud on Friday struck a conciliatory note. He said the "soft culture" of constitutional statesmanship was needed to strike harmony between the SC and...

SC admits to woes with livestreaming of court proceedings, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed with senior advocate Indira Jaising, who has petitioned for live streaming of hearings in all courts, to look into her suggestion to ban circulation of short video clips in social media about judicial proceedings to present a distorted picture about the judges and lawyers....

Lineage at play? Six of 27 apex court justices had fathers as SC or HC judges, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

The Supreme Court collegium headed by the CJI is mandated, by two Constitution bench judgments in the 1990s, to choose judges on merit, with an eye on seniority, and ensure representational balance based on region and community.Regional balance has seldom been achieved with many high courts going unrepresented in the...