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Breaking: SC constitutes a committee for road safety, names a sitting Judge as its Chairman with effect from date of retirement[Read the Judgment]

Breaking: SC constitutes a committee for road safety, names a sitting Judge as its Chairman with effect from date of retirement[Read the Judgment]

A Supreme Court Bench comprising Chief Justice P Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice N.V. Ramana, while hearing Writ Petition (Civil) No. 295 of 2012 in S. Rajaseekaran vs. Union of India &Ors., has ruled that the existing laws and norms including the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, as in force, are required to be implemented in the right earnest and with all vigor by the authorities of the Union and the State Governments who are responsible for such implementation. The Apex Court Bench stated that as far as suitable amendments to the laws were concerned, it can only hope and trust that all such changes or amendments which were currently under legislative consideration …

‘One cannot say there is no corruption at all in judiciary’; Justice RM Lodha-CJI Designate

‘One cannot say there is no corruption at all in judiciary’; Justice RM Lodha-CJI Designate

Chief Justice of India designate Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha spoke to Mail Today on various issues. Live Law brings you a summary of the views expressed by Justice Lodha. Judicial Activism Courts should normally not be touching administrative matters but at the same time, wherever there is illegality which require intervention, courts should not shirk responsibility. The fine demarcation should be kept in mind. Judiciary cannot take upon itself the role of the executive. Inadequate Funds Justice Lodha slammed the Centre for the negligible annual outlay for the Supreme Court, amounting to between 0.4 and 0.11 per cent of budgetary spend in recent times. This was "grossly inadequate" to …

Bar Associations are only meant to organize lunches and dinners like any other club; Kamini Jaiswal

Bar Associations are only meant to organize lunches and dinners like any other club; Kamini Jaiswal

Advocate Kamini Jaiswal is a respected ‘non-designated’ Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India. She is also the Secretary of the Center for Public Interest Litigation. She is known for her progressive and bold outlook in on social issues. Ms Jaiswal doesn’t soften the words while referring to the powers that control present day Indian Bar or Judiciary. She calls a spade a spade.  Here is her interesting conversation with Live Law : Live Law : Let us start with an issue being talked about at the Bar now and we are happy to notice that you have commented on the story we have carried on Dushyant Dave's letter to the CJI. We have been told by the Senior Lawyers that the order …

Non-Judicial conduct

Non-Judicial conduct

Judging the judges is an unholy activity in India. It’s not done in open, in particular by those who are living by letters of law, the reason being,  existentialism in its literal sense. That doesn’t mean judge bashing is not happening,  be it court canteens, corridors, farewell functions, regardless of time and place it continues unabatedly. The contemporaneous and commentarial judging occurs in the back seats of sacred court room itself. Lawyers, masked by their reverential faces towards the judges sitting on the bench, miss no opportunity to do post mortem of the judge’s life, past, present and future.  Lawyers while making the most defamatory comments at the judges to the …

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