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Judicial assertion

Print edition : November 13, 2015

Mediapersons outside the Supreme Court after the court gave its judgment on the NJAC Act on October 16. Photo: V. SUDERSHAN

S.K. Kaul, Chief Justice of Madras High Court; U.U. Lalit, Supreme Court judge; C.Nagappan, Supreme Court judge; F.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla, Supreme Court judge; J. Chelameswar, Supreme Court judge; D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Union Law and Justice Minister; Manan Kumar Mishra, Bar Council of India Chairman; M.Y. Eqbal, Supreme Court judge; Kurian Joseph, Supreme Court judge; and R. Banumathi, Supreme Court judge; at the golden jubilee celebrations of the Bar Council of India in Chennai on July 24. Photo: M. PRABHU

The Parliament building in New Delhi. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

The Supreme Court strikes down an amendment made by Parliament seeking to dilute judicial primacy in the appointment of judges to the higher judiciary, bringing to the fore the serious trust deficit between the judiciary and the government.

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