UK’s top Judge, Lord Reed to witness proceedings in India’s Supreme Court

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Lord Robert John Reed

New Delhi, Feb 24: The President of the UK Supreme Court Lord Robert John Reed will witness proceedings in the Supreme Court of India today.

Lord Reed would sit besides Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde in the CJI’s courtroom and witness proceedings.

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CJI moots law for compulsory pre-litigation mediation

CJI-sa-BobdeNew Delhi, Feb 09: Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde has mooted for a law for compulsory pre-litigation mediation. Addressing the 3rd International Conference on Arbitration in the Era of Globalisation, the CJI said that judging can be a difficult task. Popularity is a mirage for judges.

No judge worth a salt aims at popularity. The idea is to resolve a dispute. However dissatisfaction in the outcome results in hierarchy of appeals which cannot be avoided, Justice Bobde also said.

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Centre plans amendment to law that would bypass High Court in cases involving death penalty

G-Kishen-rreddyNew Delhi, Dec 01: The Centre is all set to amend the Indian Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure to bypass High Courts when it comes to imposing death penalties on men who commit crimes against women.

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Last 5 working days: CJI Gogoi hands over hearing of mentioning urgent matters to Justice Bobde

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From Left: Justice SA Bobde, CJI Ranjan Gogoi

New Delhi, Nov 07: With just five working days left before he retires, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has handed overhearing of mentioning of urgent matters to his successor Justice S A Bobde.

Justice Gogoi retires on November 17 and this means he has effectively 5 working days left. With a hectic last five days left, Justice Gogoi handed over mentioning of urgent matters for early hearing to Justice Bobde who is next in line to become the CJI.

Why do CJIs always sign out of office with a bang

Justice-Ranjan-gogoiNew Delhi, Nov 06: In recent times, the Chief Justices of India have had a hectic last few days in office. Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, who retires on November 17 2017, like his predecessor has a hectic last few days in office.

Justice Gogoi has kept the best for the last and will pronounce the Ayodhya verdict, probably one of India’s most important cases before he retires on November 17.

In a police vs lawyer fight, it is the law and not the hierarchy that must prevail

delhi-policeNew Delhi Nov 06: The police vs lawyer fight at Delhi was probably one of the darkest days. Television visuals showed the battle out in the open and on Tuesday, the police took to the streets demanding justice.

It is ironic that the protectors of the law have indulge in such acts of violence and then go back to the streets demanding justice. Similar incidents have taken place in other parts of the country as well.

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Justice Ranjan Gogoi maintains the precedent of retiring in style with big verdicts

New Delhi, Nov 04: The tradition continues in the Supreme Court and Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi too will sign out in style. Justice Gogoi has kept the best for the last and will pronounce the Ayodhya verdict, probably one of India’s most important cases before he retires on November 17.

In addition to this case, he would also deliver important judgments in the review petitions filed in both the Sabarimala and Rafale case. He is also presiding over a Bench that would deliver the verdict in the contempt case against Rahul Gandhi filed by BJP leader, Meenakshi Lekhi.

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Why CJI will have a hectic last few days before he retires on November 17

ranjan gogoiNew Delhi, Oct 29: Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi has a hectic last few days in office. The CJI will have to deliver three very crucial verdicts before he retires on November 17.

Apart from the crucial Ayodhya case, Justice Gogoi would have to pronounce orders in the Sabarimala and Rafale case as well.

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Did SC panel cite a pre-RTI verdict while concealing findings in CJI harassment case

ranjangogoiNew Delhi, May 07: On Monday, an in-house panel of the Supreme Court rejected a complaint accusing Chief Justice of India of sexual harassment. The committee which put out a short notice however cited a Supreme Court judgment while stating that the findings would not be disclosed in public interest.

“Please take note that in the case of Indira Jaisingh vs Supreme Court of India and And (2003) 5 SCC 494, it has been held that the report of a committee constituted as a part of the in-house procedures not liable to be made public,” the Secretary General had said while announcing the clean chit to Justice Gogoi.

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Why shouldn’t the Vishakha guidelines not apply to the CJI: Justice Santhosh Hegde

justice-hegdeNew Delhi, Apr 25: The Supreme Court has been in the news, following allegations of sexual harassment made against Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi.

On one hand an in-house committee of the Supreme Court is looking into the allegations, while on the other a Bench is hearing a petition filed by an advocate, who has alleged that the CJI was being framed.

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