In a lengthy news obituary about Justice, the NYT recalls a 1998 Molly Ivins column in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which made what she called the “painfully obvious point” that Judge Justice had lived up to his name. She wrote that, he “brought the United States Constitution to Texas.” … [Read more...] about RIP: Judge William Wayne Justice
Activist judges believe that federal judges should quizlet
The debate gets weighty on noting that the judges had dealt with sensitive issues during the twilight of their tenure. Justice R.K Agrawal headed the bench which dismissed the petition questioning the Centre’s appointment of R.K Asthana as CBI Special Director, and also the petition seeking an investigation into corruption allegations in the Prasad Education Trust cases which was decided by the bench of Chief Justice of India. Justice R.K Agrawal was also part of the specially constituted bench which annulled the order of the bench of Justice Chelameswar which had ordered a special investigation in the medical college bribery case. Therefore, Justice Agrawal had dealt with cases involving stakes of the Central Government and the Chief Justice of India. The appointment of Chairman of NCRDRC is made by the Central Government on consultation with the Chief Justice of India. In that backdrop, a dispassionate observer cannot be faulted for doubting the presence of bias in … [Read more...] about [Debate]Immediate Post-Retirement Appointment of Judges : Mutual Bonhomie between Executive And Judiciary?
In its 96th report on Demands for Grants (2018-19), the Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law and Justice headed by Mr. Bhupender Yadav has further reiterated that the strength of women Judges in the country should be increased to 50 percent of the total strength. … [Read more...] about Increase Strength Of Women Judges To 50%, Suggests Parliamentary Panel
The Parliamentary Panel’s report then points out that the situation is even worse in the Higher Judiciary, with representation of women languishing at a meager 10 percent. It further notes that since independence, only 6 women Judges have been appointed to the Supreme Court of India and that even currently the Apex Court has only one woman Judge. … [Read more...] about Increase Strength Of Women Judges To 50%, Suggests Parliamentary Panel [Read Report]
Furthermore, Mr. Upadhyay takes recourse to statistics, noting that the major reason for the backlog of cases is that we have 13 judges per one million people, as against 58 per million in Australia, 75 per million in Canada, 100 per million in United Kingdom, and 130 per million in the United States of America. In this backdrop, he highlights the necessity of implementing his proposal, writing, … [Read more...] about Increase Retirement Age Of Judges To 70 Years: BJP Leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay Writes To PM Modi