Cheryl D’souza (for Info only, not official)

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Cheryl D’souza

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    ... The saga of Justice C.S. Karnan’s outrageous behaviour and the Supreme Court’s handling of the matter became an unseemly spectacle. It has given rise to several questions, including the issue of judicial appointments and the legal vacuum that enabled such an episode. It has brought the issue of judicial accountability to the forefront again. The Judges Inquiry Act, 1968, falls short of prescribing a procedure to deal with errant judges. The system of impeachment doesn’t work due to its onerous and political nature. In the absence of an effective law for judicial accountability, this problem will continue. There is need for a full-time body for appointments as well as for receiving complaints against judges. An ex-officio body of judges and government functionaries cannot do justice to the enormous task of screening and selecting judges to our highest courts. ...

    Indian Express on May 15, 2017, 1:35 a.m.

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    ... The saga of Justice C.S. Karnan’s outrageous behaviour and the Supreme Court’s handling of the matter became an unseemly spectacle. It has given rise to several questions, including the issue of judicial appointments and the legal vacuum that enabled such an episode. It has brought the issue of judicial accountability to the forefront again. The Judges Inquiry Act, 1968, falls short of prescribing a procedure to deal with errant judges. The system of impeachment doesn’t work due to its onerous and political nature. In the absence of an effective law for judicial accountability, this problem will continue. There is need for a full-time body for appointments as well as for receiving complaints against judges. An ex-officio body of judges and government functionaries cannot do justice to the enormous task of screening and selecting judges to our highest courts. ...

    Indian Express on May 15, 2017, 1:35 a.m.