Justice Tahilramani’s resignation shows why Supreme Court collegium is a failed system
After the first Narendra Modi government got Parliament to pass a constitutional amendment bill in mid-August 2014, there were arguments on television and in newspapers against the new law. And, unwittingly, five senior-most judges of the Supreme Court, including Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, have extended her a helping hand in bringing to light the inherent failure of the collegium system. But by deciding to resign rather than be made to pay for her principled stand, Chief Justice Tahilramani has shown the mirror to the collegium and left CJI Gogoi and his brother judges embarrassed.continue reading.
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