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  • Putting the brakes on delay

    Putting the brakes on delay

    Setting a timeline for appointment of judges will help fill vacancies faster.

    April 29, 2021
  • Rule of Law

    Rule of Law

    Some recent amendments have introduced provisions for plea bargaining, compromise and summary procedures for trials, so that disputes could be resolved quickly to the satisfaction of both parties. Yet, many judges revel in continuing with legalese and archaic procedures that make lawyers indispensable even for petty cases and result in disputes dragging on for years

    March 17, 2021
  • Politicians yes, but bureaucrats too

    Politicians yes, but bureaucrats too

    The Supreme Court must enlarge the ambit of its direction to fast-track cases against elected representatives to include bureaucrats, say NARENDER HOODA and SEEMA SINDHU.

    December 18, 2020
  • A system crying out for change

    A system crying out for change

    The decision to commute the life sentence of the accused in the Jessica Lal case highlights the need for urgent reforms in the criminal justice system, says G L VERMA.

    July 3, 2020
  • Partial penalty

    Partial penalty

    A recent order of the apex court does bring distinct relief to an elderly, ailing litigant who was being harassed by regular adjournments of her case in a lower court pertaining to a property dispute. But did the bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur do enough to set a desired example? Imposing a fine …

    June 28, 2018
  • A ‘cap’ for gowns?

    A ‘cap’ for gowns?

    To the layman it might appear amusing that even as the judiciary uses every opportunity to express its own authority, a Bench of the Supreme Court should desire parliamentary action to curb one of the legal system’s most thorny issues ~ the huge fees demanded by top lawyers. A reality check would, however, confirm that …

    December 6, 2017
  • State of our judiciary

    State of our judiciary

    Even in these iconoclastic times, the Indian judiciary, especially the High Courts and the Supreme Court, command respect and credibility which has been further enhanced by their judgements in the Right to Privacy, Triple Talaq and Ram Rahim cases. The public remembers with gratitude the numerous occasions when the courts stood up for the common …

    October 12, 2017
  • Nine high courts oppose all-India service for lower judiciary

    Nine high courts oppose all-India service for lower judiciary

    A law ministry document says most of the 24 high courts want control over the subordinate judiciary.

    August 6, 2017
  • Perils of a tethered judiciary

    Perils of a tethered judiciary

    The unpleasant stand-off between the judiciary and the executive has surfaced once more. It begins with the Supreme Court collegium clearing names of Chief Justices and judges of High Courts. Headed by Jagdish Singh Khehar, the collegium is moving forward with its recommendations without waiting for the final resolution of the new memorandum of procedure …

    May 3, 2017