Day 4 Arguments: 16 August 2019
The Supreme Court granted the Union another adjournment. It is hearing a plea by the Gujarat High Court Advocates Association (GHCAA) to direct the Union government to appoint Justice Kureshi. The Union has yet to respond to a collegium recommnendation made on 10 May, which recommends Justice Kureshi to be elevated to the post of Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.
On 2 August, Tushar Mehta requested more time. As this marked the second time Mehta was seeking an adjournment, the court stressed that it would not wait indefinitely for the Union to file a reply. Neverthless, today the court granted another adjournment, after Tushar Mehta stated the Union would file a reply within one week.
The next hearing is likely next week.