Legal experts hailed the SC ruling that the chief justice of India is the "master of the roster", an issue which generated an intense debate in the wake of the January press meet by the four senior apex court judges who accused CJI Dipak Misra of assigning sensitive cases to judges junior to them.
Supreme Court reiterated that the Chief Justice alone was the "master of roster" and have powers to allocate cases to different benches.
The Supreme Court has lashed out at an advocate for his "unwarranted insinuations" on the social media against Chief Justice Dipak Misra for refusing to grant early hearing to his petition.
Attacking Cong, BJP said its "image, identity and footprints" continues to be influenced by the Emergency as its recent impeachment move against CJI was part of an attempt to "threaten" the judiciary.
SC has taken note of its "conflicting" verdicts on the vexatious legal question whether the grant of anticipatory bail to an accused was for a limited period or does it remain in force till the trial.
The BJP hit out at the Congress, saying the party’s "double standards" towards the judiciary has been exposed as it was now praising the SC after insulting it and also attempting to impeach the CJI.
SC judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar, who is retiring on Friday, shared a bench with CJI Dipak Misra on his last working day and lawyers praised him saying he did a "great job in upholding democracy".
The Supreme Court asked realty firm Jaiprakash Associates Limited (JAL) to deposit an additional Rs 1,000 crore with its Registry by June 15 for ensuring refund of money to the hassled home buyers.
Justice J Chelameswar has written a letter to the CJI asking him to convene a meeting of the collegium to urgently forward to the Centre the name of Justice K M Joseph as the judge of the apex court.
Jaitley accused the Cong of fishing in troubled waters and adopting a fringe position over the issue of impeachment of the CJI which he said will hurt immediately the party in the Karnataka elections.