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Why there is a need to check Chief Justice's power over the SC roster

As the administrative head of the SC, the CJI can influence the result by simply choosing judges that he thinks may favour a particular outcome

Sanjay Hegde & Pranjal Kishore 

The Supreme Court of India was thrown in a crisis when four senior Justices of the SC addressed a press conference and expressed apprehensions about how the SC was run. The main issue raised by the four judges was about the allocation of cases in the SC.

In this Business Standard Special, Sanjay Hegde and Pranjal Kishore take a closer look at the issue. On May 7, 1997, the Supreme Court of India adopted a Charter called the “Restatement of Values of Judicial Life”. This was to serve as a guide to be observed by Judges and was considered essential for an independent, ...

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First Published: Wed, January 17 2018. 09:30 IST
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