The issue of conflict of interest and doctrine of bias has once again cropped up before a constitution bench of the Supreme Court set up to hear the constitutional validity of the law replacing the appointment of judges by the collegium system.
Adjournment is a disease and a disorder and young advocates should try to get out of it, Supreme Court judge Justice Dipak Misra Saturday said while kick-starting a five-day workshop organised by the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD).
The government on Friday said there is no proposal to increase the retirement age of Supreme Court judges but steered clear of giving a commitment on increasing the retirement age of High Court judges.
The Madras High Court on Saturday directed the police to get a man, who had repeatedly filed "vexatious" petitions levelling charges against its judges, medically examined to ascertain his mental health.
A woman additional district and sessions judge in Gwalior, who had alleged sexual harassment against a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge, Tuesday, moved Supreme Court expressing dissatisfaction over setting up of a committee to look into her complaint.
A proposal to change the existing system of appointment of judges in the Supreme Court and the High Court is "under active consideration", Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad said in Rajya Sabha on Friday.
The Law Commission on Monday recommended setting up of additional courts, increasing retirement age of subordinate court judges and recruitment of new judges as some of the steps needed to deal with the perennial problem of delays and pendency of cases plaguing the judicial system.
Two senior advocates Wednesday told the Supreme Court to devise some measures to deal with complaints of sexual harassment against its former Judges who are holding position in tribunals and other quasi judicial bodies.
China has publicly identified for the first time police officers, judges and prosecutors who violate disciplinary rules in a bid to address widespread discontent over officials that undermine the rule of law, state media said.