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After top judges get elevated to SC, four HCs get acting chief justices

According to Law Ministry notification, justice Rajeev Sharma, senior-most judge of the Uttarakhand HC, will be the acting chief justice after chief justice KM Joseph was elevated to the Supreme Court last week.
Uttarakhand high court. Justice Rajeev Sharma, senior-most judge of the Uttarakhand HC, will be the acting chief justice after chief justice KM Joseph was elevated to the Supreme Court last week.(HT Photo)
Uttarakhand high court. Justice Rajeev Sharma, senior-most judge of the Uttarakhand HC, will be the acting chief justice after chief justice KM Joseph was elevated to the Supreme Court last week.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2018 10:58 PM IST
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Supreme Court gets 3 judges including KM Joseph, 7 chief justices of HCs appointed

President RN Kovind signed the warrants of appointment of Justices Vineet Saran, Indira Banerjee and KM Joseph on Friday as well as that of seven chief justices of high courts.
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 04, 2018 09:29 AM IST
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Collegium recommends KM Joseph’s name as Supreme Court judge again

Appointments of judges to the top court have been stuck over the contentious elevation of Joseph. The collegium first cleared Joseph’s name for elevation in January 2018. The government sat over the recommendation for over four months and returned his file on April 26.
Chief Justice of Uttarakhand high court K M Joseph in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Chief Justice of Uttarakhand high court K M Joseph in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2018 05:23 PM IST
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Collegium likely to push KM Joseph’s name as Supreme Court judge again

The move comes almost three months after the government sent back KM Joseph’s name to the five-member collegium, which recommends names for appointment to the top court, for reconsideration.
The government returned the recommendation of KM Joseph’s elevation to the Supreme Court on the grounds that it would increase the number of judges from the Kerala high court to two while many other high courts do not have any representation in the top court.(HT File Photo)
The government returned the recommendation of KM Joseph’s elevation to the Supreme Court on the grounds that it would increase the number of judges from the Kerala high court to two while many other high courts do not have any representation in the top court.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2018 07:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAshok Bagriya

Judges are holders of public office, they ought to be subject to public scrutiny: Justice Chelameswar

Justice Chelameswar was also one of four judges who, earlier this year, took on Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra for what they saw as inadequacies in the way he was administering the court and allocating cases.
Retired Supreme Court judge Jasti Chelameswar at his residence in Tuglak Road, New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Retired Supreme Court judge Jasti Chelameswar at his residence in Tuglak Road, New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 06:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAshok Bagriya and Bhadra Sinha

KM Joseph’s elevation as Supreme Court judge hangs in balance as Justice Chelameswar demits office tomorrow

The Supreme Court collegium had on May 11 agreed in principle to reiterate its recommendation for elevating Justice KM Joseph as a judge of the top court.
Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court KM Joseph.(PTI File Photo)
Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court KM Joseph.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 07:40 PM IST
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SC should issue contempt notices if govt ignores collegium Abhishek Manu Singhvi

At the release of Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s book, former finance minister P Chidambaram lashed out at the Centre for not doing much to fill vacancies in higher judiciary.
(L to R) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi enjoy a light moment during the release of Singhvi’s book ‘Straight Talk’, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(HT/Raj K Raj)
(L to R) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi enjoy a light moment during the release of Singhvi’s book ‘Straight Talk’, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(HT/Raj K Raj)
Updated on May 30, 2018 11:56 PM IST
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SC collegium to meet today on Justice KM Joseph’s elevation issue

The meeting of the Collegium was expected to take place on Wednesday but Justice Chelameswar was on leave.
File photo of Chief Justice of Uttarakhand high court K M Joseph in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Chief Justice of Uttarakhand high court K M Joseph in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2018 08:11 AM IST
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Govt not tolerant of judicial assertion, says Kapil Sibal

Sibal says NJAC would’ve made judiciary ‘another arm of govt’; executive appointing judges in no-collegium era of 1970s is incomparable with today’s ‘assertive’ regime.
Former Union minister and senior advocate Kapil Sibal says when governments don’t have a full majority, judicial space expands.(PTI File Photo)
Former Union minister and senior advocate Kapil Sibal says when governments don’t have a full majority, judicial space expands.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2018 11:32 PM IST
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Collegium defers decision on KM Joseph’s elevation, CJI suggests other judges be considered

Chief Justice Dipak Misra suggested that judges from the high courts of Rajasthan, Calcutta and Andhra Pradesh and Telangana be considered along with the proposal to elevate Justice KM Joseph.
Members of the Supreme Court collegium, which is headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra (pictured here) and decides on appointments to the higher judiciary, deferred the decision on the elevation of Justice Joseph.(PTI File Photo)
Members of the Supreme Court collegium, which is headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra (pictured here) and decides on appointments to the higher judiciary, deferred the decision on the elevation of Justice Joseph.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2018 12:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha and Ashok Bagriya

Supreme Court collegium defers decision on Justice KM Joseph elevation, Prasad says govt move not linked to Uttarakhand order

The Supreme Court collegium met after the government last week returned its recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand high court chief justice KM Joseph.
The Supreme Court collegium met to decide on the appointment of Uttarakhand chief justice KM Joseph as a judge to the top court.(PTI file)
The Supreme Court collegium met to decide on the appointment of Uttarakhand chief justice KM Joseph as a judge to the top court.(PTI file)
Updated on May 02, 2018 09:25 PM IST
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Crucial collegium meet tomorrow to reconsider Justice KM Joseph’s name for elevation

The government had on April 26 declined to accept the recommendation of the Collegium and asked it to reconsider Justice KM Joseph’s name.
Justice K M Joseph, who had headed the bench that had quashed the Narendra Modi government’s decision to impose President’s rule in the Congress-ruled hill state in 2016, was not considered to be elevated as a Supreme Court judge by the Centre.(PTI File Photo)
Justice K M Joseph, who had headed the bench that had quashed the Narendra Modi government’s decision to impose President’s rule in the Congress-ruled hill state in 2016, was not considered to be elevated as a Supreme Court judge by the Centre.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 01, 2018 10:24 PM IST
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Indu Malhotra takes oath as SC judge amid controversy over KM Joseph’s elevation

Malhotra joined the legal profession in 1983 and was enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi. She was one of the members of the Vishaka Committee on sexual harassment at workplace.
Indu Malhotra would be the seventh woman judge in the top court since Independence.(Mint File Photo)
Indu Malhotra would be the seventh woman judge in the top court since Independence.(Mint File Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 01:28 PM IST
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Not elevating KM Joseph to SC exposes PM Modi’s revenge politics: Congress

The remarks came amid reports that the government had cleared the name of Indu Malhotra as Supreme Court judge, while putting on hold the elevation of Justice KM Joseph.
Justice KM Joseph, who heads the Uttarakhand High Court, is India’s most senior chief justice.(PTI File Photo)
Justice KM Joseph, who heads the Uttarakhand High Court, is India’s most senior chief justice.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 02:05 PM IST
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Indu Malhotra cleared as Supreme Court judge, govt sits on KM Joseph’s file

The Supreme Court collegium headed by the Chief Justice of India had on January 10 cleared the names of Justice KM Joseph and lawyer Indu Malhotra.
Supreme Court judges are appointed by a collegium, which comprises the five top judges headed by the Chief Justice of India.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Supreme Court judges are appointed by a collegium, which comprises the five top judges headed by the Chief Justice of India.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 11:48 PM IST
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