Elizabeth Koh is a state government reporter in the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times’ Tallahassee bureau, where she covers state politics and policy. A Brown University graduate, she has also covered local politics for the Washington Post and national politics for the Dallas Morning News’ D.C. bureau. … [Read more...] about State Sen. Lauren Book worries landmark Parkland legislation ‘wouldn’t pass today’
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The letter also raises some points for the consideration of the Chief Justice. The activists want all ‘supposed visitors who were being investigated or are likely to have been representatives of such persons to state whether they had visited the CBI director’s residence.’ They are also seeking a statement from Mr. Ranjit Sinha ‘as to which persons named in the visitor’s diary never came to his house and whether any of his staff was present at these.’ Putting it in a time-frame, the letter states that it will be best if these two things happen within 2 weeks. … [Read more...] about Activists want SIT Probe in CBI-Gate
Most of the staircase (main staircase No.1, 6 and small staircase No.7,8,9,10,11,12) were found locked/inaccessible due to cabin/office/storage of almirahs/storage of unwanted materials etc. These should be removed/cleared for easy evacuation in case of any emergency. Electrical room/services in the basement floor have not been provided with requisite fire protection except detection system. All the electrical panels shall be provided with local CO2 application system. All exposed cables should be painted with fire retardant paints. Temporary offices/cabins erected in the common corridor/escape routes shall be removed. In PMO basement, rear side corridor found locked by photocopier machines, etc., emergency light were also not functioning. In 36(A) basement (near Hon’ble Minister AK Antony) single staircase in basement is available and emergency light were also not functioning.Section 27 of Delhi Fire Services Act 2007 gives power to Director or any officer to remove … [Read more...] about CIC questions fire-safety of SC and Parliament Buildings [Read the Order]
Last July, while celebrating his 87th birthday, Yadav had said, “I am ready to be hanged if my guilt is established in the Vyapam scam. I have spent six decades in public life and I have never been involved in any wrongdoing.” He would not think twice before quitting the constitutional post if the allegations were proved, he had said while reacting to reports that expensive gifts had been exchanged at Raj Bhawan in exchange for the jobs he had allegedly recommended. … [Read more...] about SC to decide if vyapam tainted MP Governor should be removed; Notice issued on plea by Lawyers [Read Petition]
Yes. I take the liberty to call it a ‘Gate’ cause it seems to me so! Fair appointment of Judges undeniably goes hand in hand with the constitutional principle of independence of judiciary. The constitutional duty bestowed upon the judges to uphold the rule of law can only be fully subscribed to, if the people elevated to bench are awarded due respect and honour so that they can hold the post with dignity. What we have just witnessed is another abuse of power by the government by wrongly segregating a particular name from the file submitted by the CJI based on unidentified (largely political) agendas encouraged by a vendetta (Sohrabuddin fake encounter case, Appointed ASG & SG by UPA, so considered belonging to the congress team) to make sure that favourable benches preside over the apex court. Ignoring precedents & misapplying settled principles by adopting a technique like this definitely falls under the ambit of Bench hunting. … [Read more...] about Bench hunting: Is ‘Gopal Gate’ the only instance?