I was born on a 5th February. This is my Article No. 502. This blog was born on 21st December, 2014. Hon’ble Justice R.F. Nariman in The Sabarimala Temple Case, before answering the question posed, thought it is necessary to cover the ground that has been covered by previous decisions of the SC on the […]Read more "Article No. 502: The Revival of Ray VII"
Friendships & Rivalries, Losses & Victories never have an end – only a beginning. Spectacular Judges of the Supreme Court have hoped for an impactful conclusion. The irreversibly powerful ones have known more. There is never a last word. Life travels with the surety of a pendulum clock, tick tock. We remember: in Puttaswamy, [Writ Petition […]Read more "The Last Word"
Two months ago, Judges 2-3-4-5 of the Indian Supreme Court wrote a long letter to the Chief Justice, complaining of assignment of Benches without any rational basis. Last Friday [*January 12, 2018*], The Judges called a Press Conference, irreversibly provoked by the Bench chosen by the Master of the Roster [The Chief Justice of India], to hear […]Read more "An Alleged Judicial Crisis on Swami Vivekananda’s 155"
The SC in Mohapatra, (2002) 8 SCC 1 had accorded primacy to the opinion of the Hon’ble Chief Justice in the consultative process for appointment of an Orissa Lokayukta. Justice Lokur in Chandrashekaraiah, (2013) 3 SCC 117 however confined the law laid down in Mohapatra to the facts of that case only. It was held that the views expressed […]Read more "Primacy of Views III: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013"
The SC in Justice Mohapatra, (2002) 8 SCC 1 had “accorded primacy to the opinion of the Hon’ble Chief Justice in the consultative process for appointment of Lokayukta”. We have been reminded so in Sachchidanand Gupta v. State of Uttar Pradesh, [Writ Petition (Civil) No. 872 of 2015], decided on 28.01.2016. Lokur Saab in Justice […]Read more "Primacy of Views II: Justice Mohapatra, (2002) 8 SCC 1"
In Mr. Justice Chandrashekaraiah (Retd.) v. Janekere C. Krishna, (2013) 3 SCC 117 it was held that the views expressed by the Chief Justice of the High Court of Karnataka have no ‘primacy’ in the process of appointment of the Lokayukta or Upa Lokayukta by the Governor of Karnataka. The High Court had taken the […]Read more "Primacy of Views I: The Karnataka Lokayukta Act"