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Pro bono criterion for judges too?

Govt. encourages pro bono lawyering, says Ravi Shankar Prasad Taking its cue from the Supreme Court’s guidelines issued last Thursday which stated that a lawyer should have fought a certain number of cases pro bono (free of cost) in order to be ...

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Unfair to say we have pro-government judges: Supreme Court bench

Harish Salve, who is an amicus curiae in the case, said people holding high offices like ministers cannot make irresponsible statements on matters under investigation. A hearing in the Supreme Court Thursday on a petition dealing with irresponsible remarks by ...

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Vacancies of judges in SC rise to six

As Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant retired on Tuesday, the strength of the Supreme Court has come down to 25 judges from 31. One of the top-most priorities before newly appointed Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra will be to fill ...

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Merit-based selection of judges vital to preserve faith of people in judiciary

Task is unpleasant. Instant suo motu proceedings are unfortunate. This has never happened. This should never happen.” These are a few sentences from the first paragraph of the Supreme Court’s judgment, delivered by the CJI and the six senior-most judges, explaining ...

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Reservation alone cannot achieve equality

discrimination in one form or other and glaring inequalities in the society even after 70 years of independence amply reveal that reservation alone is not sufficient to achieve equality, said Justice HN Nagamohan Doss, retired judge of Karnataka High Court. ...

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