His judgements in the Perumal Murugan matter, the Public Service Commission case and in the Private Law Colleges Abolition Act, bringing in the CISF to protect the High court, etc only fortified the belief that the entire legal fraternity had in him. The Chief’s mere presence had a calming presence on the petitioners. Infact there have been several parties in person who have told him that they would like their matter to be decided before his elevation to the Supreme Court, some even used to address him as “your holiness”! I also remember an advocate submitting to his Lordship in open court that he was about to file a PIL requesting Justice Kaul to continue as Chief Justice in Madras! Petitions and parties in persons would appear in large numbers sometimes presenting matters which were strictly not legal and that, I believe, in itself speaks of Justice Kauls success, that the citizenry believed that no matter what the scope and nature of the injustice that had … [Read more...] about As A Law Clerk To A Kashmiri Prince: My Experience Of Working With Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul
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A self made man who has arisen by sheer merit, tenacity and opportunity provided by our democratic Constitution, Justice Khehar rose to the stature and position of Chief Justice of India. Dr. Vijay Nagpal the chairman of Law Department in the Punjab University during the visit of the CJI on their third law convocation at Punjab University said;- “that even though Khehar was apart time teacher for the procedural law from 1982-1986, and was so popular among the students the students of other sections would also come to attend his lectures.” Lectures delivered by him at his alma mater were as famous as a rock concert. In the same convocation Justice Khehar said “his first salary was of Rs 600 which he used to spend on movies and restaurants” and how sense of nostalgia griped him when he received his first salary from his alma mater. It is rightly said, from humble beginnings come great things and our Chief Justice is a classic example of the same. … [Read more...] about CJI JS Khehar Bids Adieu, Says His Sons Faced Great Hardship Due To His Position
In the context of the complicated developments in the East Sea, Vietnam calls on relevant parties to exercise restraint and address disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international regulations, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS), with respect for legal and diplomatic processes, fully implementing the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea, and working to finalise an effective and legally binding Code of Conduct in the waters, he added. … [Read more...] about Government News 10/10
"Nothing can come through the House without her involvement, which puts her in an incredibly powerful position," says James Curry, a former Hill staffer and political science professor at the University of Utah, where he specializes in Congress and the legislative process. "Major policy is largely done at the leadership table. She's going to be in on every single major policy meeting and then come back to her party with a take-it-or-leave-it offer." … [Read more...] about Is House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi the most powerful person in America?