When Parliament Makes Bad Laws, Judges Do Lawmakers' Job: Hamid Ansari
Monday, January 20, 2020, 7:55 AM
When parliament makes bad laws, they end up in courts where judges do what the lawmakers should be doing, former Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Saturday. Addressing an event in Delhi, he also said that good laws are made when parliament and assemblies are not called to endorse the views of the ruler of the day.
Appoint Judges Selected For High Court Within 6 Months, Says Top Court
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:40 AM
Taking note of 410-vacancies of judges in high-courts, as against the sanctioned strength of 1,079, the SC has ordered that appointments must be made within six-months of a person's name being cleared by the collegiums and the government. The top-court, which is being assisted by Attorney General KK Venugopal, said that it was "desirous of making a small beginning" in filling-up of the vacancies.
SC declines urgent hearing on plea seeking review of Sabarimala
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 2:42 PM
The SC declined urgent hearing on a plea seeking review of its verdict allowing women of all age-groups entry into the Sabarimala Temple. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S.K.Kaul and K.M.Joseph had considered the submission of Shylaja-Vijayan, president, National Ayyappa Devotees Association through Mathews J.Nedumpara, which contended that the five-judge Constitution bench verdict lifting the ban was "absolutely untenable and irrational".