The government pleader M K Subramanian sought time to file counter to the PIL by VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan when it came up before a division bench, comprising Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice M Sundar.
After issuing notice to the government pleader, the bench adjourned the matter to August 7.
The petitioner's Counsel M.Palanimuthu submitted that the government had framed "new extraordinary impugned rules"-- notification No.119 dated April 29, 2017 and a subsequent government order of similar date for appointment of law officers for the Madras High Court and its bench at Madurai.
It was published in the state government gazette, he said, and submitted that there was no mention about the selection method.
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