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...

SC takes umbrage at litigant calling apex court judge “terrorist”, issues show cause, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

The Supreme Court on Friday took umbrage at a litigant calling a judge of the apex court a "terrorist" and directed the registry to issue him a show cause notice as to why he should not be prosecuted for criminal contempt for "scandalising" the judge. "You have to be sent...

SC notice on Centre’s appeal against Karnataka HC granting bail to man charged with terror offences, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice in an appeal filed by the Central government challenging a Karnataka High Court judgement by which it ruled that attending "jihadi meetings" of organisations which are not outlawed by the government does not amount to a "terrorist act".A bench of Chief Justice...

SC agrees to list in February plea against jury system for Parsi matrimonial disputes, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to list a plea challenging several provisions of the Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936, which provides for a system of jury comprising community members to decide matrimonial disputes.A bench of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli said it would...

SC stays Calcutta HC order for CBI probe, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed a Calcutta High Court division bench order, which upheld a single-judge's direction for a CBI probe into the multi-crore West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) recruitment scam.Senior advocate A.M. Singhvi, representing the West Bengal government, mentioned the matter before a bench headed by Chief...

SC seeks Centre’s response on legalising same-sex marriages, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

Four years after decriminalising consensual private sexual relationship between adults of LGBTQ+ communities, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine legalising same-sex marriages in India as it sought the Union government's response to the pleas of two gay couples for making Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954, gender-neutral.A bench of...

NIA’s plea dismissed by SC, Teltumbde may be freed today, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the NIA's plea for cancellation of bail granted to UAPA accused Anand Teltumbde, who allegedly had a nexus with the banned CPI-Maoist organisation, but clarified that his trial in the Elgar Parishad case would be held uninfluenced by the Bombay high court's observations on...

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....

SC agrees to hear PIL to notify appointment of names reiterated by Collegium, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a 2018 PIL filed by NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation seeking direction to the Centre to notify appointments of the candidates in the higher judiciary whose names have been reiterated by the Collegium. A bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud...

Online dashboard on mental health facilities to be set up in a month, SC told, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that in a month, it will set up an online portal for seamless information in connection with mental health facilities available in the country.The Centre's counsel submitted before a bench, headed by Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and comprising Justices Hima Kohli and...