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Hailing from Assam, Justice Gogoi will be the first Chief Justice of India from the Northeast.
A five-judge panel led by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, legalised homosexuality as India became one of the 120 countries that have legalised gay relationships.
Section 377: Huge thumbs up for humanity, says Karan Johar on Supreme Court verdict decriminalising homosexuality
Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar has tweeted that the verdict by Supreme Court decriminalising homosexuality and abolishing part of Section 377 is a huge thumbs up for humanity and equal rights.
Senior advocate of Gauhati HC, Hafiz Rashid Ahmed Choudhury, said Justice Gogoi has been always very clear in his legal acumen.
Justice Gogoi was the first Supreme Court judge who fined a petitioner Rs five lakhs for withdrawing his petition after it came for hearing in the court.
The CJI's office recommended Justice Gogoi's name on Saturday. Justice Gogoi was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Guwahati High Court on February 28, 2001.
Justice Misra inaugrates the conference on ‘Human Values’ at Puttaparthi.
Spirituality is not beyond rationality and rationality is not bereft of spirituality. There has to be a synthesis, amalgamation, synergy between spirituality and rationality, said Dipak Misra.
The Chief Justice expressed concern over lack of good faculty and academic leaders in most of the law schools in the country.
The petition assumes significance in light of the January 12 press conference where four senior-most judges of the top court - Justices J Chelameswar (since retd).
This announcement comes after journalists took up the Supreme Court ruling that allowed only accredited media persons to use mobile phones.
Former Chief Justice of India TS Thakur criticises senior-most Supreme Court judges for January 12 presser
Justice (retired) Thakur was referring to the presser by four senior judges -- Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph -- who had virtually raised a revolt.
Justice Chelameswar writes letter to CJI Dipak Misra, calls for Collegium meeting on Justice Joseph's SC elevation
Justice Chelameswar is due to retire on June 22 but since court goes off for six-week summer vacations from May 19, he has just a few days left for completing official works at hand.
SC says it is a piquant and unprecedented situation where CJI is a party and other four judges may also have some role.