Justice H L Dattu, who will be the next Chief Justice of India, on Wednesday described the Indian Judiciary as the best in the world and vowed to take it to the "highest stride" by overcoming some of the "recent beatings".
Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha on Friday said the people in the executive, the legislature and the judiciary need to function within their own assigned sphere without encroaching upon the domain of others.
Rubbishing Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju`s charge that he ordered tapping of the telephone of a former judge of Allahabad High Court, former Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia on Monday said as CJI he could not be expected to do "any unauthorised job".
Stoking a fresh controversy, Press Council of India Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju on Monday alleged that the then Chief Justice of India (CJI) K G Balakrishnan had pushed for the elevation of a Madras High Court judge with "bad reputation" to the Supreme Court.
Senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium, whose name was left out by the Centre for elevation as Supreme Court judge on Friday emerged as the first choice of Chief Justice of India RM Lodha to try the high and mighty in the coal blocks scam cases.
Congress on Wednesday used the Chief Justice of India`s criticism of government on the Gopal Subramanium controversy to accuse the Narendra Modi dispensation of indulging in vendetta politics and committing grave breach of constitutional norms.
Stating that corruption has a tendency to breed like "cancer" in society, Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Wednesday said a change in attitude was needed to check the "steep rise" in the magnitude of graft.
Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Saturday defended the last month`s Supreme Court verdict on mercy petitions, saying as per Article 21 of the Constitution, even a death row convict is entitled to protection.
Observing that the revenue of conventional record labels has plunged in recent years due to copyright infringement, Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Sunday said in spite of the existence of a law, its implementation was not "effectual" as envisaged.
Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam Tuesday termed as an "aberration" the allegation of sexual harassment against his former colleague by an intern and assured the nation that justice will be done in "all respect".
The presiding members of Lok Adalats must ensure that litigants are not "intimidated" or "misled" to give their consent to the decisions as they are final and cannot be appealed against, Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam said.
A woman lawyer, who had earlier alleged that she was sexually harassed by a Supreme Court judge, will on Monday depose before a three-member panel of judges formed by the top court to look into the matter.