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COVID-19: SC issues guidelines for video conferencing across courts

COVID-19: SC issues guidelines for video conferencing across courts

The Supreme Court restricted its functioning and conducted all its urgent hearings through video conferencing from 25th March 2020 due to the lockdown in the whole of India. The Supreme Court passed a slew of directions for all courts across India to use the method of video-conferencing for judicial proceedings due to COVID-19 effects. The…

Sc orders to decongest the prisons

Sc orders to decongest the prisons

The Supreme Court on Monday gave the directions to the States and Union Territories to decongest the jails and prevent the spread of Covid-19 among the inmates in jail. The Apex Court directed the release of undertrial prisoners on parole and bail or the prisoners who have not been convicted/ accused of heinous crimes.  A…

SC Orders Closure Of All Lawyers Chambers

SC Orders Closure Of All Lawyers Chambers

From Monday The Supreme Court went into a virtual lockdown. Only one bench, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, presided to carry out urgent court work so that there is less human interference. The court also said the limitation period, within which appeals must be filed against lower court orders, will run indefinitely…

Supreme Court to hear cases via video conferencing

Supreme Court to hear cases via video conferencing

In the unfortunate situation of pandemic COVID-19, the Supreme Court of India has introduced a video conferencing facility for hearing of cases as a measure to curb the spread of the virus in the court premises by restraining the interference of humans. The hearing will be in the premises of the court but the judge…

Sabarimala case: 9 judge bench to decide if SC can refer legal issues in review jurisdiction

Sabarimala case: 9 judge bench to decide if SC can refer legal issues in review jurisdiction

In the famous case of Sabarimala temple, the 9 judge Constitution bench has upheld the decision of the Sabarimala Review Bench wherein the Supreme Court can refer to a large bench, considering it exercises only limited power, in its jurisdiction in the Sabarimala case. Due to the several objections raised by senior lawyers, the bench…

CJI and Attorney-General discuss overcrowding in SC

CJI and Attorney-General discuss overcrowding in SC

On Friday, Chief Justice of India, S. A. Bobde and Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal discussed the alternatives to the limited space available at the premises of the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme Court was built in 1958 on 17 acres of land. Since then there has been a 50 times increase in the number of…

Arbitration is not meant to mirror litigation:CJI Bobde

Arbitration is not meant to mirror litigation:CJI Bobde

The Chief Justice of India- Hon’ble Justice Bobde while speaking at the 3rd International Conference conducted on “Arbitration in the Era of Globalisation” by Indian Council of Arbitration and FIICI at New Delhi, remarked: “Arbitration is not meant to mirror litigation. The time-consuming methods of long oral arguments, long written submissions and a reference to…

Let The Matter Be Considered By The CJI On Administrative Side: SC On Application For Framing ‘Live-Streaming Rules’

Let The Matter Be Considered By The CJI On Administrative Side: SC On Application For Framing ‘Live-Streaming Rules’

In Swapnil Tripathi Vs. Supreme Court of India, the apex court had allowed the live-streaming of court proceedings connected with matters pertaining to constitutional issues and also issues involving national importance. This was considered a step towards bringing transparency, as the court had said the openness was like “sunlight” which is the “best disinfectant”. In…

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy plea to be considered after 3 months: SC

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy plea to be considered after 3 months: SC

The Hon’ble Supreme Court said that it will entertain the plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy after three months who is seeking a direction to the Central Government for declaring the Ram Sethu a National Heritage Monument. A bench headed by Chief J. S.A Bobde, J. S.A Nazeer and J. Sanjiv Khanna took into consideration…

SC collegium approves names for elevation as HC Judges

SC collegium approves names for elevation as HC Judges

The collegium of the Supreme Court has approved the elevation proposal of 4 lawyers as judges of the High Courts of Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Orrisa and Bombay. The proposal for elevation of six judicial officers, Devendra Kachhawaha, Manoj Kumar Vyas, Prabha Sharma, Satish Kumar Sharma, Rameshwar Vyas, and Chandra Kumar Songara as judges of…

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