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The SC delivered a judgment on the need to give a reason to file RTI on high courts. That has not only harmed the Act but the basic principal of legal reasoning.
We must not single out a particular nomination. From Fazl Ali to Ranganath Misra, judges have been given Rajya Sabha seats since Independence.
Many ascribe Ranjan Gogoi’s nomination as a reward from Modi government for services rendered as CJI. By accepting it, Gogoi only strengthens their case.
Wouldn’t it be better if SC focussed its energy on tackling the root causes – the inordinate delays and miscarriage of justice in India's legal system?
Report by think-tank Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy also calls for debate on whether India wants young candidates to get appointed to this ‘crucial office’.
From calling for chemical castration of rapists to calling out an HC judge for 'targeting' her to 'overzealous trials', judge Kamini Lau has done it all.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Rajasthan High Court building in Jodhpur, he said the ‘length of time taken for conclusion of litigation is a big deterrent’.
As Chief Justice, Ranjan Gogoi did everything he had accused Dipak Misra of. Justice Bobde must not go down the same road.
Speaking at the Palkhivala Memorial Lecture, economist Debroy also asked the judiciary to set performance and accountability indicators for itself.
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi's last working day was Friday and is retiring on 17 November.