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Regulation of re-employment of persons holding constitutional positions: An ignored element of democracy

POST-RETIREMENT jobs for judges of the higher judiciary always seem to make a couple of news cycles but are ultimately devoid of any sustained dialogue or tangible systematic change. This is probably due to the obvious benefits bridging over the arm’s length distance between the three pillars of democracy coupled with a system that works…
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CJI Ranjan Gogoi recuses himself from hearing a PIL seeking quashing of Nageswara Rao’s appointment as interim director CBI

CHIEF Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has recused himself from hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as interim director of CBI. PIL was listed for hearing today, January 21, 2019, before a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising CJI Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna. CJI Gogoi…
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Irresolute Collegium – Prey to Judges whimsy, My lords, do we have Right to Know?

SUPREME Court Collegium – a body constituted by the judges for the judges and of the judges, is once again in news for all the wrong reasons. On January 10, 2019, Collegium comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde, N V Ramana and Arun Mishra decided to…
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Best fiction writing in 2018: Award goes to the Supreme Court’s Rafale judgement

SINCE December 14, 2018, enough has been written on the now infamous Rafale judgement. Still, looking at it once again before the Supreme Court reopens after winter holidays is not a bad idea. On many occasions, the judgement gives a feel that the bench considered the petitions of only M L Sharma and Vineet Dhanda,…
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2018 was the year of the biggest judicial turmoil in the Supreme Court — with more misses than hits

THE YEAR 2018 will go down in history as one of the most controversial and path-breaking years for the Indian Judiciary, especially that of the Supreme Court of India. While the year witnessed the landmark judgments in the form of decriminalisation of adult homosexual relations, and adultery, as well as the reiteration of the right to…
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