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SC judges upset at change in Justice Joseph’s seniority

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A few Supreme Court judges intend to meet Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Monday to express dissatisfaction over the government altering Justice K.M. Joseph’s seniority, making him junior to Justices Indira Banerjee and Vineet Saran in the apex court. According to highly placed sources in the Supreme Court, the judges are “upset and agitated” by the way the government seemed to have overlooked the fact that the collegium had “separately reiterated” Justice Joseph’s name to the government on July 16, before recommending Justices Banerjee and Saran. The names of the latter two judges were recommended as a separate batch on the same day (July 16).The three judges – Justices Banerjee, Saran and Joseph — are scheduled to be sworn in on August 7 as Supreme Court judges. Justice Joseph is presently to be sworn in third following Justices Banerjee and Saran “in precedence on the Bench of the Supreme Court.”

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/sc-judges-upset-at-change-in-justice-josephs-seniority/article24610713.ece

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