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SC judge Sanjiv Khanna recuses from considering review pleas on same-sex marriage

Supreme Court judge Sanjiv Khanna has recused himself from considering pleas for review of the apex court's judgement last year, which declined legal recognition to same-sex marriage. Khanna cited personal reasons for his recusal. The recusal would require reconstitution of a fresh five-judge constitution bench by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud for considering the review pleas. Key Points

Economic Times

ICJ judge Bhandari votes in favour of Israel forces ending Rafah assault

The judge from India at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Justice Dalveer Bhandari, voted in favour of new provisional measures that order Israel to... Key Points

The Tribune India

Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay resigns as judge of Calcutta High Court, next move still not clear

On Sunday, Justice Gangopadhyay said he would be entering the field of politics. When asked which party he is likely to join, he mentioned Congress, Left, the BJP and “smaller parties”. He, however, didn't mention the Trinamool Congress. Key Points

Business Today

Avoid performing religious rituals in court premises : SC Judge Abhay Oka to legal fraternity

Supreme Court Judge Justice Abhay Oka urged the legal community to refrain from religious rituals like pooja in court premises and suggested inaugurating events by honoring the Constitution's Preamble instead. Speaking at a foundation laying ceremony for a new court building in Pune District, Justice Oka emphasized the significance of the Constitution's secular and democratic principles. Key Points

Economic Times

Calcutta HC judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay says he will resign on Tuesday

Calcutta High Court judge Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay will resign on Tuesday, amid political debates over education-related issues. He will submit his resignation to the President of India and instruct the CBI and ED to investigate allegations of irregularities in recruitment processes in West Bengal government-sponsored schools. Key Points

Economic Times

Patna’s paltu politics: 4 ways game changes

Find out why Nitish Kumar has returned to BJP and how it will impact Bihar politics. Explore the changing equations among the state's three principal players. Key Points

Times Of India

Amid row between 2 Calcutta HC benches, SC stays proceedings in Bengal fake caste certificates case

Case relates to fake papers being allegedly used to get medical admissions in Bengal. Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay had accused senior judge of favouring Mamata's TMC. Key Points


Supreme Court appoints new judge: Who is Justice Prasanna Bhalachandra Varale?

Justice Varale was born on 23 June 1962 at Nipani in Karnataka. He graduated in Arts and Law from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University. | Latest News India Key Points

Hindustan Times

‘Crusader judge with a vision’ — who is Justice Venkatesh, set to hear cases against DMK, AIADMK bigwigs

Justice Venkatesh's courtroom in Madras HC is considered 'learning ground' for young lawyers. He sees Justice SK Kaul as a 'fatherly figure'. Key Points


Of 5 Babri verdict judges, one to attend, one yet to take call

India News: One of the five judges of the Babri verdict will attend the temple deity's consecration ceremony. The other judges have various reasons for not attending the ceremony. Learn more about the Supreme Court's settlement of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute and the attendance of the judges. Key Points

Times Of India

Article 370 had become a skeleton, was meant to disappear at some stage, says Justice Kaul

The judge, who demitted office Monday, also spoke on several other issues, from Article 377 to judicial appointments. Judges cannot be announced from a podium, he said. Key Points


Didn't read file: Supreme Court adjourns Mahua Moitra's expulsion hearing to Jan 3

The Supreme Court adjourned the hearing on Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra's challenge to her Lok Sabha expulsion to January 3. Justice Sanjay Khanna said that the bench did not get time to read the file. Key Points

India Today

CJI refuses to defer hearing on bail plea of Satyendar Jain listed before another SC bench

Chief Justice of India, D Y Chandrachud, rejected a plea to adjourn the bail hearing of AAP leader Satyendar Kumar Jain in a money laundering case. Senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi sought deferment, citing a change in the bench. Jain is on interim bail for health reasons, extended from May 26. The case is set for a hearing before Justice Trivedi and Justice Sharma. Key Points

Economic Times

Three SC judges are set to retire by May 2024. Here are the key cases pending their decisions

From abrogation of Article 370 to whether there should be sub-quotas in the SC/ST reservation, Justices S.K. Kaul, Aniruddha Bose, & A.S. Bopanna have several cases pending before them. Key Points


Justice Fathima Beevi: Small town girl who breached glass ceiling to become first woman SC judge

Justice M Fathima Beevi, born in Travancore in 1927, was the first woman judge of the Supreme Court and later the Governor of Tamil Nadu. She was an inspiration for women, breaking the 'glass ceiling' and addressing gender imbalance in the legal profession. Beevi's father encouraged her to pursue law instead of pursuing an MSc in Chemistry, leading to her receiving the Travancore Bar Council gold medal in 1949-50. She quickly ascended the legal profession, eventually becoming a judge of the Supreme Court in 1989. Key Points

Economic Times

US drops antitrust case over healthcare hiring agreements

The U.S. Justice Department has asked a judge to dismiss the government's prosecution of a UnitedHealth (UNH.N) Group affiliate accused of unlawfully restricting employee mobility, marking a new setback in the government's push to apply criminal antitrust laws to labor markets. Key Points


Centre clears appointment of Justices RD Dhanuka and SV Gangapurwala as Bombay, Madras HC CJs

Justice Ramesh D Dhanuka, who will take oath on May 27, will retire on May 30. He is set to have shortest tenure as head of the High Court. Key Points

The Indian Express

Kiren Rijiju thanks CJI Chandrachud, SC & HC judges, says looking forward to fulfilling PM's vision in Ear

Kiren Rijiju took to Twitter to express his gratitude towards judges. His remarks came hours after he was divested of the Law and Justice portfolio and made the Minister for Earth Sciences in a surprise reshuffle of ministers by the Prime Minister. It has been a privilege and an honour to serve as Union Minister of Law and Justice under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, Rijiju said on Twitter. Key Points

Economic Times

CJI DY Chandrachud quotes Pakistani poet while bidding farewell to his 'friend' Justice MR Shah

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud was high praise for his outgoing colleague in the Supreme Court Collegium Justice MR Shah. Justice Shah demitted office as a Supreme Court judge on May 15, 2023. Key Points


Former CJI K.G. Balakrishnan says the Inquiry Commission he is leading can complete its task in a year

Former Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan, who heads the Inquiry Commission into whether Dalit converts to religions other than Sikhism or Buddhism should get Scheduled Caste status, on May 7 said his panel could deliver its report in a year, and that too before the election year of 2024. Key Points

The Hindu

‘Corruption crusader’, TMC critic — who is Calcutta HC judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay in face-off with SC

Apex court ordered reassignment of Bengal’s SSC case from Gangopadhyay’s bench in the wake of a petition by TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee. HC judge has said he 'won’t run away’. Key Points


Supreme Court judge decries bid to delay Bilkis Bano case verdict

Justice Joseph retires on June 16 when the Supreme Court is on its summer break. His last working day in court will be May 19, after which the vacation starts. | Latest News India Key Points

Hindustan Times

Sitting judges cannot give interviews on cases, says SC

If judges give interviews on sub-judice matters, they cannot adjudicate on the case discussed, the bench said. It asked the HC for a report and the registrar general to personally verify from Justice Gangopadhyay if he was interviewed and, if so, to clarify. The registrar general has been asked to file an affidavit before Friday. If interview is confirmed, he may have to recuse himself from hearing the school jobs recruitment case. Key Points

Economic Times

Supreme Court Collegium recalls Orissa Chief Justice’s transfer proposal

The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud on Wednesday recalled its recommendation to transfer Orissa High Court Chief Justice, Dr. S. Muralidhar, as Chief Justice of the Madras High Court. Key Points

The Hindu

Protest outside Panchkula district courts over delay in action against Sandeep Singh

The protest was held under the banner of Nyaya Sangharsh Samiti (NSS) spearheading the campaign for Justice in this case. The protesters holding black placards in their hands expressing anger against Chandigarh police for not arresting the accused despite of registration of an FIR on December 31 last year. Key Points

Hindustan Times