'Hold your mouth', Attorney General to Supreme Court during Election Commission appointment hearing
The hearing commenced, the bench headed by Justice K.M. Joseph and comprising Justices Ajay Rastogi, Aniruddha Bose, Hrishikesh Roy and C.T. Ravikumar, shot a volley of questions at the AG in connection with Goel's appointment process, and specifically repeated a question on how did the Law Minister filter the names from the database of Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), which were to be considered for the appointment.
"Tearing urgency, lightning speed', Supreme Court questions Centre on appointment of Election Commissioner
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice K.M. Joseph after examining the file on Goel's appointment, also questioned on the criteria adopted by the Law Minister in shortlisting four names from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) database. The bench shot a volley of questions at the AG to which he contended that court should not hold a mini-trial on the appointment.
Supreme Court judge disagrees with Election Commission's stand that right to vote statutory, not constitutional right
As counsel submitted before a five-judge bench headed by Justice Joseph and comprising Justices Ajay Rastogi, Aniruddha Bose, Hrishikesh Roy, and CT Ravikumar, that the right to vote is a statutory right, Justice Joseph queried the counsel: "What do you say about Article 326 of the Constitution?" He asked the counsel to read Article 326 in the courtroom. Article 326 says.
Need a CEC who can even take action against PM, says SC
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice K.M. Joseph said: "We need a CEC who can even take action against a PM." The bench, also comprising Justices Ajay Rastogi, Aniruddha Bose, Hrishikesh Roy and C.T. Ravikumar, said suppose for example, there is some allegation against the Prime Minister and the CEC has to act, but the the latter is weak-kneed and does not act.
SC agrees to examine plea challenging collegium system for appointment of judges
Advocate Mathews J. Nedumpara mentioned the plea before a bench headed by Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud. The bench, also comprising Justices Hima Kohli and J.B. Pardiwala, wondered whether a judgment delivered by a constitution bench in 2015 in the NJAC case could be reviewed by a writ petition. However, the top court agreed to list the matter.
'May affect security of nation', SC asks Centre on steps taken to deal with forced religious conversions
A bench headed by Justice M.R. Shah and comprising Justice Hima Kohli was hearing a petition filed by advocate Ashwini Upadhyay against fraudulent religious conversion and religious conversion by intimidation, threatening, deceivingly luring through gifts and monetary benefits, as it offends Articles 14, 21, and 25.
SC collegium perfect, doesn't require fine tuning: Ex-CJI U.U. Lalit
When queried on recent remarks by Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Supreme Court collegium who called the system "opaque", Justice Lalit said: "It is perfect and does not require any fine tuning." The collegium comprises five senior-most judges of the Supreme Court, who selects judges for appointment in the high courts and the Supreme Court.
'Very embarrassing', SC adjourns demonetisation hearing as Centre fails to file affidavit
On October 11, the Supreme Court asked the Centre and RBI to file comprehensive affidavits on the 2016 demonetisation decision and also keep the files ready in connection with Centre's letter to the RBI, the decision of the RBI Board, and the demonetisation announcement.
'50% ceiling in reservation only for SC/ST, OBC': SC in EWS quota verdict
Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, Bela M. Trivedi, and J.B. Pardiwala upheld the validity of the EWS quota. However, Chief Justice U.U. Lalit and Justice S. Ravindra Bhat, held the amendments by creating a different kind of criteria, becomes a gateway for further infractions which, in fact, would result in compartmentalization.