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Woman SC Judges Have Shorter Tenures than Male Judges

While the number of woman judges at the SC has increased, the time they will spend on the bench is low.

30th Sep 2021

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14 Out of 25 High Courts are Represented at the Supreme Court

With no fixed rules about it, and the recent appointment of nine new judges, regional representation in the Supreme Court has changed.

30th Sep 2021

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How Diverse is the Supreme Court in terms of Religion?

Besides these informal conventions, religious diversity has not been a major criteria for appointments to the Supreme Court.

30th Sep 2021

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Caste Diversity at the Supreme Court

After the appointment of the first Dalit judge in 1980, this is the first time that two Dalit judges are serving simultaneously.

30th Sep 2021

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Monthly Review: September 2021

In September, nine new judges settled into their role. The Court began to hear important cases on reservations and tribunals.

30th Sep 2021

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Does Seniority Trump Merit in Judicial Appointments?

Seniority is an important consideration for recommendations to the Supreme Court, and there is now an all-India list indicating the same.

28th Sep 2021

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Is Integrity Essential for Judicial Appointments?

Integrity appears the second highest number of times as a criterion mentioned in collegium resolutions, but only twice for specific judges.

28th Sep 2021

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Religious, Caste and Gender Diversity: A Factor for SC Judges?

What are the criteria for appointing SC judges? Recent collegium resolutions have been taking a need for 'due representation' into account.

28th Sep 2021

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Is Merit the Primary Criteria for Judicial Appointments?

There is no legally mandated or publicly declared merit criterion for the appointment of judges.

25th Sep 2021

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Collegium’s 13 Resolutions Recommending SC Judges

Collegium has released thirteen resolutions regarding Supreme Court judges' appointments since October 2017.

25th Sep 2021

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How Do We Appoint Supreme Court Judges?

The judiciary appoints its own judges - a common source of conflict with the executive. But what does the process entail?

28th Aug 2021

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Anoop Baranwal v Union of India

The Supreme Court held that a committee comprising the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and the Chief Justice of India will advise the President on appointments to the Election Commission of India until Parliament enacts a law on the subject.

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