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  • Justice R Banumathi joins collegium as Gogoi demits office

    Justice R Banumathi joins collegium as Gogoi demits office

    Justice R Banumathi, in the news recently for dealing with P Chidambaram’s bail plea, will be the first woman judge in more than 13 years to be inducted into the Supreme Court collegium, after Ruma Pal. As part of the collegium, she will have a say in all appointments to the top court, which has only had eight woman judges since Independence.

    CJI: Bitter truths must remain in memory

    CJI: Bitter truths must remain in memory

    Ranjan Gogoi, one of the four judges who went public with their grievances over former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra’s style of functioning, also said that judges must reach out to the “citizenry” through the press only in extraordinary situations.

    Government not keen on obeying SC orders: Justice Nariman

    Government not keen on obeying SC orders: Justice Nariman

    A bench led by Justice RF Nariman said the government is not interested in implementing court orders. In his dissenting verdict, Justice Nariman had not even spared outgoing CJI Ranjan Gogoi for keeping the reviews pending instead of deciding them immediately.

    Smog-hit Delhi should consider 'car planning': Supreme Court

    Smog-hit Delhi should consider 'car planning': Supreme Court

    A policy limiting cars per family will need the Centre and the Delhi government to take on board the SC’s observation that the capital’s pollution levels require measures much more “substantive” than odd-even, which the bench critiqued as “half-baked”.

    Supreme Court clears Arcelor's takeover of Essar Steel

    Supreme Court clears Arcelor's takeover of Essar Steel

    In a major judgement that will help facilitate the biggest takeover of bad debts in Indian corporate history, the court also said that the committee of creditors will have a final say in the resolution plans under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. The NCLT and NCLAT cannot interfere with the commercial decisions taken by the CoC.

    Set norms to avoid Jammu & Kashmir repeat, Ghulam Nabi Azad to Supreme Court

    Set norms to avoid Jammu & Kashmir repeat, Ghulam Nabi Azad to Supreme Court

    “This court must lay down principles to ensure that this is never repeated,” he said. He argued that terrorism has been there for the last 20 years and therefore it cannot be a reason to deny fundamental rights to an entire state, he said. The court cannot decide fundamental rights of citizens on the touchstone of state interest alone, he said.

    SC dismisses Rafale review pleas

    SC dismisses Rafale review pleas

    The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed pleas seeking a review of its December order against investigating the Rafale deal, insisting it was “satisfied” with the material produced by the government to support the pricing of the fighter jets.

    No stay on 2018 Sabarimala verdict

    No stay on 2018 Sabarimala verdict

    The Supreme Court has refused to stay its 2018 ruling allowing women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala shrine but left it to a larger bench to decide constitutionality of religious practices that restricted women from entering temples, mosques or fire temples.

    Supreme Court to rule on 2 crucial corporate cases today

    Supreme Court to rule on 2 crucial corporate cases today

    A 3-judge bench led by Justice R.F. Nariman will rule on the legality of a NCLAT decision of July 5, 2019, ordering all creditors, operational and financial, to be treated on par in sharing the proceeds from the winning bid from the sale of ailing Essar Steel.

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