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The Supreme Court's supremacy

It should not be challenged, yet judges should not select judges

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Supreme Court | Judges | Chief Justice of India

Jaimini Bhagwati 



Jaimini Bhagwati

In recent weeks, media reports have carried statements made by the vice-president and the law minister that the selection procedure for needs to be reviewed. In 2014, the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act was approved overwhelmingly by Parliament, under which the (CJI), the next two senior of the Supreme Court, the Union law minister and two other eminent persons would be members of the NJAC. In 2015, the struck down the NJAC Act as it was deemed to have violated the basic structure of the Constitution. Consequently, a collegium, which consists of the and the four senior-most judges, has continued to select for the Supreme Court and high courts.

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First Published: Wed, January 25 2023. 22:22 IST

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