The Centre has reportedly blocked the recommendations of the Supreme Court Collegium to appoint Uttarakhand high court chief justice K.M.Joseph as a Judge of the Supreme Court and Justice Surya Kant of Punjab and Haryana high court as Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh high court. Although there is no official confirmation of that report and the Centre has not returned the recommendation to the Collegium yet for its reconsideration, reports appearing in the media suggest that the Centre has certain reservations about these recommendations. LiveLaw answers the questions that readers may have on this controversy, as it has unfolded so far. Q: The present recommendations to elevate Justice K.M.Joseph and Justice Surya Kant were sent on January 10. Yet, the Centre is neither returning them for reconsideration by the Collegium, nor going ahead with these appointments. Does the Centre have the option to sit over the … [Read more...] about Judicial Appointments: Are Centre’s Claims On Lack Of Seniority Of Justice KM Joseph And Justice Surya Kant Valid?
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Home Daily News Stop using photo of Justice Ginsburg to portray… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 2, 2018, 2:53 pm CST U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A company that promotes cryptocurrency trading software is told to take down a photo of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and other legal luminaries that purports to represent members of its “CodeOfEthics Association.” The Texas State Securities Board issued a cease-and-desist order on Monday to the company calling itself LeadInvest, report the Dallas Morning News and the National Law Journal. The LeadInvest website said its CodeOfEthics Association is responsible for contract law, due diligence and corporate law, according to the order. The photo that purported to depict its members included Ginsburg; former deputy Solicitor General Maureen Mahoney; and former U.S. Solicitors General Theodore Olson, Seth Waxman and Paul Clement. The photo ran in a 2005 article about a symposium at … [Read more...] about Stop using photo of Justice Ginsburg to portray your ethics advisers, cryptocurrency company is told
The International Court of Justice (ICJ), on Tuesday, elected Mr. Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf as its new President and Ms. Xue Hanqin as its Vice-President. Both of them will serve a term of three years. Mr. Yusuf will take over from French Judge Ronny Abraham to become the 25th President of ICJ as well as the 3rd one from Africa. He has been a Judge at ICJ since 2009 and was elected as its Vice President in February, 2015. He was born in Eyl, an ancient port town in the northeastern Nugal province of Somalia’s northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland on 12 September, 1948. He received his Ph.D. in International Law from a University from the Graduate Institute of International Studies of General, Switzerland. After finishing his studies, he worked as a Legal Advisor for International organizations, including UNESCO between 2001-2009, and the United National Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) based in Vienna between 1998-2001. Ms. Hanqin was born in Shanghai on 15 … [Read more...] about Justice Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf Elected As New President Of International Court of Justice (ICJ)
India perceives its justice system as one of the pillars of its democracy (Kant, 2017). However, Sengupta suggests that India’s justice system is erratic, slow and under-staffed thereby implying that cases have taken so long to be heard and justice has long been denied to many people. For example, after the Sikh riots were held in 1984, a final decision on those that had been accused has not been delivered (2017). Not just this, umpteen number of cases do not see the light of justice in a time bound manner. Another example of the dire situation the Indian justice system experiences is evidenced by the Indian justice system public cry to the country’s Prime Minister. The Chief Justice openly cried and pleaded for additional resources for dealing with the resource crunch that hit the system (Kant, 2017). The three tiers of the Indian judicial system include the lower, state High Courts and Supreme Court and they continue experiencing numerous challenges (Sengupta, 2017). … [Read more...] about Are We Nearing Collapse In The Dispensation Of Justice In India?
It is learnt that the four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court—Justice Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan.B.Lokur, and Justice Kurian Joseph—are seriously aggrieved by the Central Government’s inaction about the Collegium recommendations. Sources revealed to Live Law that these judges, being a part of the Collegium, had taken up the issue with the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra J., who has failed to be firm with the Central Government. At least, the four judges seem to believe so.The way the Government has been sleeping over the collegium recommendations and also dilly-dallying with the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) to appoint judges has been a cause of concern for the judges. It is reliably understood that the judge-quartet repeatedly raised the issue with the CJI, but to no avail. In fact, the differences between the CJI and the remaining four judges in the collegium believed to have acted as an additional impetus for the four to … [Read more...] about Collegium Recommendations Of Justice KM Joseph And Indu Malhotra: A Litmus Test On Independence Of Judiciary
Young lawyers are fresh legal graduates who enter into a practical world, who are excited, agile, fresh read and who are looking for an appropriate opportunity to work, where they can learn and grow as legal professionals. Problems in the smooth dispensation of justice are multifold. This work focuses on bringing out the problems being faced in justice dispensation system and how young lawyers can be utilized in restricting the same. POTENTIAL OF YOUNG LAWYERSLegal education system in India witnessed a ground-breaking transition in the year 1986 when the first ever NLU – the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, was set up, bringing in the concept of 5-year integrated B.A., L.L.B. (Hons.) course, which was brought to bring the legal education at par with other professional courses, like management (IIMs) and engineering (IITs), where a student out of high school, can make an immediate career choice and in order to improve the quality of courtroom lawyering, … [Read more...] about Utilizing Young Lawyers In Urbane Dispensation Of Justice: Challenges & Opportunities
The prisoner emailed his chaplain to say his sister had recently died, and he needed a man of faith to lean on.“It’s been a battle for me lately,” the email read. “I really needed you on the compound, man. I really ain’t got nobody to talk to that understands what I’m going thru. Only peace I really have is in the word, chap. I can’t find no relief, no other way, so I stay mostly in my cell.”The Rev. Ronald Apollo sat frustrated just a few yards away from the inmate, unable to go and see him. The chaplain has been confined to a desk near the warden’s office, away from prisoners since August, stuck, he says, in a stalemate between federal orders and religious rights.Know this, Apollo wrote back. “In our weakness he is strong,” the chaplain told the inmate. “He will deliver you out of the miry clay. I know what prayer can do.”In his more than 25 years as a military and prison chaplain, Apollo has seen hardened … [Read more...] about A chaplain’s conscience vs. the Bureau of Prisons
Within just weeks of each other, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued separate documents that health care organizations may use to design, implement, evaluate and improve their compliance programs. This E-Alert provides a brief overview of each agency’s document in Sections I and II, and thereafter analyzes the documents in Section III by pointing out the important ambiguities that exist in the DOJ’s document and differences between the two agency’s positions that compliance personnel, management, and others should be aware of when utilizing these two separate documents as tools.I. The DOJ’s “Evaluation Of Corporate Compliance Programs”On February 8, 2017 the DOJ Fraud Section issued a document (available here) entitled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” which included eleven sample topics and … [Read more...] about DOJ vs. OIG: Analysis of Recently Issued Federal Compliance Documents
The DOJ will now treat wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements criminally.On October 20, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued guidance (the Guidance) signaling that they will bring enforcement actions for wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements under federal antitrust law. Significantly, this is the first time that the DOJ indicated that it would consider a “criminal prosecution against individuals, the company, or both” for wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements. The DOJ has authority to enforce criminal and civil violations of antitrust laws. The FTC enforces civil, not criminal, laws. The agencies provided the “alert” for human resources (HR) professionals concerning “potential violations of the antitrust laws” based on hiring and compensation decisions.Many companies currently take steps, such as providing compliance training for their sales and marketing employees, to reduce the risk of criminal and civil … [Read more...] about Federal Trade Commision and Department of Justice Issue Antitrust Guidance for HR Professionals
The country was shocked to hear of the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Legal scholars and political commentators have since written extensively on Justice Scalia’s contributions to the legal world and his sometimes polarizing opinions. Justice Scalia’s passing will doubtlessly have a significant impact on the Supreme Court, as will the eventual appointment of his replacement.Aside from the historical and political ramifications of Justice Scalia’s passing, there are also practical implications to consider on labor and employment issues. Several key labor and employment cases are scheduled to be heard this term, while others have been argued but the decisions have not yet been issued. What will happen to those cases?The Supreme Court can operate with eight justices. Sometimes, a justice must recuse him or herself for various reasons. For example, Justice Elena Kagan had to recuse herself from certain cases that she participated in as Solicitor … [Read more...] about Impact of Justice Scalia’s Passing on Pending Supreme Court Cases