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 15 July, the Bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Aniruddha Bose directed the Solicitor General to file a reply, explaining the delay on behalf the Union. 


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.