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CJI Ranjan Gogoi

SC dials police after HC judges get calls from man impersonating Chief Justice of India

Latest revelations come a week after the top court sacked two court masters for allegedly tampering with a court order involving Anil Ambani.
The Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

105 lawyers are seeking senior advocate designation in Supreme Court

Supreme Court releases 105 names as part of new guidelines for selecting senior advocates.
A view of the Supreme Court India | PTI

Indian courts need MBAs and not Chief Justice to deal with pendency

The blame for pendency lies at the judiciary’s doorstep.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

Now that he is Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi will have to walk the talk

The key issues to watch out for are how Ranjan Gogoi handles the Supreme Court roster, judicial appointments and pendency of cases.
Dipak Misra

Bar Council of India asks CJI Dipak Misra not to take up any post-retirement job from govt

The Bar Council of India plea comes as CJI Dipak Misra, who has overseen several landmark judgments such as decriminalising homosexuality, retires Tuesday. 
Justice D.Y. Chandrachud

What makes Justice D.Y. Chandrachud the new ‘rock star’ of the Indian judiciary

Thanks to the libertarian approach visible in his judgments, many are eagerly waiting for Justice D.Y. Chandrachud to become CJI in 2022-24.
Supreme Court of India

Lawyers waiting for years, but newest senior advocates are retired judges

Only the Supreme Court and high courts can designate advocates or former high court judges as senior advocates.
Ranjan Gogoi

Ranjan Gogoi appointed as new Chief Justice of India, to assume office on 3 October

Earlier this month, Justice Dipak Misra had recommended Justice Gogoi as his successor.
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra with Supreme Court Judge Ranjan Gogoi (L) | Arun Sharma/PTI

CJI Dipak Misra recommends Ranjan Gogoi as his successor in the Supreme Court

A recommendation from the incumbent is pretty much the last step before the appointment of a candidate as India’s top judge.

Abhinav Chandrachud’s book reinforces the premise that neutrality is a myth in judiciary

Written by Abhinav Chandrachud, the book explores the trajectory of dissenting opinions in judicial pronouncements among other issues. From judicial appointments and judicial pronouncements to the system of filing special leave petitions, here is a new book that proves that it is not the said but the unsaid that provides rationale to the law. Written as a historical account, the book, 'Supreme Whispers' by Abhinav Chandrachud reinforces the premise that neutrality of judiciary is a myth, as the worldview of the judges often guides legal development. Based on the interviews conducted by University of Kentucky’s Prof. George H. Gadbois Jr. of Supreme Court Judges, the book traces the politics of law during 1980-89 and offers fascinating insights into what happens behind the bench and in the process humanises the judiciary. These snippets of information also underline how the ability of individuals to rise above their biases is essential for protecting the...

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Samjhauta blast acquittals have turned India’s accusing finger at Pakistan inwards

After the Samjhauta acquittal, it will be difficult for Indians to look Pakistanis in the eye and ask them tough questions about terrorism and 26/11 Mumbai attack.
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Should liberals and Congress feel sorry for LK Advani not being on the BJP list?

Many Congress supporters and commentators expressed their disappointment over the BJP’s decision to drop LK Advani from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar seat for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.


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Security forces given ‘free hand’ in Kashmir Valley weeks before Lok Sabha polls

Modi govt bans Yasin Malik's JKLF. Home ministry official says it was responsible for the genocide & exodus of Kashmiri Pandits.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?