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SC notifies norms for ‘senior advocate’ status

The Supreme Court has notified guidelines for according ‘senior advocate’ designation to lawyers and constituted a five-member permanent committee headed by the Chief Justice of India to shortlist candidates.The names will then be sent to the Full Court, comprising all apex court judges, for a decision. Candidates can apply or …

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‘No bias against Justice Joseph’

Centre holds no grudge against him for Uttarakhand ruling, says Law Minister Amid a controversy over Justice K.M. Joseph losing out on his seniority, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told The Hindu that the government doesn’t have any “prejudice or bias against the honourable judge.” “I have no comments …

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SC to decide who will hear J&K status issue

The Supreme Court on Monday will consider whether a Constitution Bench should probe the grant of special status to Jammu and Kashmir in 1954 under the aegis of the Jawaharlal Nehru government. The special status was bestowed on Jammu and Kashmir by incorporating Article 35A in the Constitution, by an …

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