British lawyer found guilty of defaming oil trader to intelligence services


A British lawyer was found guilty of defamation and attempting extortion by a Geneva court, as he wrote letters to intelligence services of the United States and EU, such as MI5, The CIA, and the office of Director of National Intelligence – accusing his former client, an oil trader, of financing terrorism. The said lawyer,Continue reading “British lawyer found guilty of defaming oil trader to intelligence services”

Wrong acquittal in rape of minor girl reversed after 25 years by Gujarat high court


The Gujarat high court has held that the two-finger test (also known as Per Vaginal test) to check the virginity of rape victims is unconstitutional while directing the trial courts and doctors to stop the practice. The reason cited by Gujarat high court for scrapping the medical test is because it violates the right ofContinue reading “Wrong acquittal in rape of minor girl reversed after 25 years by Gujarat high court”

Legal awareness builder – How many judges of Supreme Court of India have been removed by impeachment?


No judge of the Supreme Court of India have been removed from their office through impeachment. *This question was asked in the Uttarakhand P.C.S Civil Judge (Pre) Exam, 2008

Police officials that took part in West Bengal protests to be punished by MHA on disciplinary grounds


Ministry of Home Affairs is planning to punish West Bengal police officials who have sat on protest with CM Mamata Banerjee for violation of All India Services (conduct) Rules 1968/AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969. Disciplinary Action to be initiated against the below police officers: -Virendra Kumar, IPS, Director General of West Bengal Police -Vineet Kumar GoyalContinue reading “Police officials that took part in West Bengal protests to be punished by MHA on disciplinary grounds”

Activists concerned for Chinese democracy and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo’s poor treatment in prison


The crushing treatment meted out to political dissenters by China time and again is known the world over. This time however, Nobel Prize winning democracy activist Liu Xiaobo is at the receiving end of it. The 61-year-old cancer-stricken Chinese activist has been campaigning for enhanced democracy and human rights for decades. In fact, the globalContinue reading “Activists concerned for Chinese democracy and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo’s poor treatment in prison”

Online legal publisher Justia and Cornell University takes over Oyez’s U.S. Supreme Court audio recordings database


Online legal publisher Justia and Cornell University’s nonprofit site Legal Information Institute joined forces to take over Oyez website’s database of over 8000 hours of U.S. Supreme Court audio recordings. The deal took place due to Oyez’s unclear future in the wake of it’s founder Jerry Goldman’s retirement date approaching. Jerry Goldman, who is aContinue reading “Online legal publisher Justia and Cornell University takes over Oyez’s U.S. Supreme Court audio recordings database”

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Source: Foreign Policy

Supreme Court against the prevailing adjournment culture, new process put in place


The recently appointed Chief Justice of India, Justice R M Lodha said that adjournment with respect to hearing in cases would not be ordered on the mere request from lawyers.  “The culture of adjournment has to go. Seeking adjournment of scheduled hearing of cases at the drop of a hat must go. Unless a lawyerContinue reading “Supreme Court against the prevailing adjournment culture, new process put in place”

Women achievers in legal profession: Rashi Anand Suri


You can try your hand at a host of different things until you zero in on any one of them, believes Rashi Anand Suri, partner at law firm S N Gupta & Co. In the initial years of her career, Ms. Suri tried her hand at numerous legal streams before finally settling down for corporateContinue reading “Women achievers in legal profession: Rashi Anand Suri”

Assange’s prosecution likely after Manning’s conviction on espionage charges


The likelihood of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s prosecution by the United States as a co-conspirator has moved a step closer following the conviction of Army private, Bradley Manning on espionage charges on Tuesday. The view is shared by his attorney and civil liberties groups alike. Manning is found guilty of numerous violations under Espionage ActContinue reading “Assange’s prosecution likely after Manning’s conviction on espionage charges”