The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) moved the Supreme Court (SC) challenging the bail of Lalu Prasad Yadav in the Fodder Scam Case. On August 18, the central agency filed a petition, which is expected to be listed soon before the SC Bench. Notably, earlier, the Jharkhand High Court granted bail to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo and former Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav in the Fodder Scam.
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Masterchef Australia judge Jock Zonfrillo died at the age of 46. The news was confirmed by his family in an official statement, on May 1. Zonfrillo, a Scottish-Australian father of four who was a judge on the popular TV cooking competition, was found dead by police in Melbourne in the early hours of May 1. No cause of death was given and police spokesperson said death was not treated suspicious.
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A court order dated August 15 requires Twitter must provide records from a former Twitter executive who Musk claims were a major player in determining number of false accounts on Twitter. Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick ordered Twitter to gather, examine, and submit records from former General Manager of Consumer Product Kayvon Beykpour. In her ruling, McCormick denied Musk's request for access to 21 other persons who have access to pertinent… read-more
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Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black woman to be sworn in as the 116th justice of the United States Supreme Court on June 30. This is the first time in US history that a black woman has been appointed to the country's highest court. President Joe Biden said selection of Judge Jackson represents a historic moment for US. "We have taken another step towards reflecting the diversity of the US Supreme Court," stated Biden.
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The US on March 16, welcomed an order of International Court of Justice that directed Russia to hault its military operations in Ukraine. About 13 judges voted against the Russian invasion including Indian Justice Dalveer Bhandari, while two voted against the court order. Judge Xue Hanqin from china opposed the court's order. The court took note of the material damages caused by Russia to the buildings and infrastructure in Ukraine.
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The Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju introduced the High Court and the Supreme Court Judges (salaries and conditions of services) Amendment Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha. The bill aims to give clarity regarding date of eligibility of additional quantum of pension for retired judges. It also clarifies government's promise to insert an explanation in section 17B and 16B of the HC and the SC Judges Act.
Justice DK Singh from Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court paid the fees of an underprivileged student, Sanskriti Ranjan. The Judge donated Rs 15,000 for her admission at the IIT-BHU. The bench further asked the institute to make availabilities for her seat under the 'SC' category. Reportedly, she cleared the JEE-Advanced and scored 92.77 percentage. Also, she ranked at 2062.
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Avinash Kumar, additional district and sessions judge in Jhanjharpur subdivisional court, claimed on November 19 that a station house officer (SHO) of Ghoghardiha police station and a sub-inspector assaulted him by forcibly entering his chamber. Moreover, the judge also claimed that the two policemen even pointed a pistol at him. The Patna High Court took suo moto cognizance of the incident and set up a special division bench.
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The Central Government on October 11 transferred 7 High Court Judges to the different HCs in India based on the Supreme Court Collegium's recommendation. Reportedly, Justice Rajan Gupta from Punjab and Haryana HC, R.B. Bajanthri from Karnataka HC, Sanjeev Prakash Sharma from Rajsthan HC were moved to Patan HC. Besides, Calcutta HC, Punjab & Haryana HC, Tripura HC, and Jharkhand HC will also get new judges.
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For the first time! Nine new judges, including three women, altogether took the oath of office as Supreme Court judge creating history. However, the total number of judges at the apex court has increased to 33. While the swearing-in ceremony was conducted, Chief Justice N V Ramana administered oaths to the newly appointed judges. Moreover, Justice Nagarathna is expected to become the first woman CJI in September 2027.
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