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The Centre on Monday clarified its stand on the appointment of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India, saying there was no reason to doubt its intentions.
The Supreme Court today agreed to list for hearing a plea seeking registration of a criminal complaint against some lawyers for moving impeachment notice against CJI Dipak Misra.
Allegations against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra: Supreme Court to hear contempt plea against Congress leader
The plea claimed that Spandana made the comments through her Twitter account on April 23 after Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu had rejected the impeachment motion against the CJI.
Two Congress MPs withdrew their petition challenging Venkaiah Naidu's rejection of the motion against Justice Misra on May 8.
Meet understood to have been called after Justice Chelameswar wrote to CJI Dipak Misra.
The Supreme Court today ruled that the validity of parliamentary committee reports cannot be challenged or questioned in courts.
In his RTI application, Bhushan has sought information from the central public information officer of the Supreme Court regarding the listing of the case before a five-judge constitution bench.
People's confidence in judiciary affected, ball in CJI's court to resolve issues: Soli Sorabjee on impeachment row
Eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee also termed the press conference of four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court raising issues involving Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra as "inappropriate".
Partap Singh Bajwa from Punjab and Amee Harshadray Yajnik from Gujarat earlier in the day withdrew their plea in the apex court challenging the rejection of the impeachment notice against Misra.
After a 45-minute hearing, a five-judge bench headed by Justice A K Sikri declared the petition as dismissed as withdrawn.
Curiously, none of the four seniormost judges, who addressed the unprecedented January 12 press conference flagging problems in the allocation of cases in the Supreme Court, was included in the bench.
Earlier in the day, senior advocate Kapil Sibal had mentioned the matter for urgent listing before a bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar.
Rajya Sabha MPs Partap Singh Bajwa and Amee Harshadray Yajnik have filed the petition against the Naidu’s decision.
Going a step ahead, Congress said the collegium could even slap a contempt of court notice on the government if it does not follow the recommendation a second time.
Venugopal said if all the judges of the apex court or collegium decide the allocation, then each judge would express preference and the judicial system would collapse.