SC witnesses showdown between CJI and lawyer

5 Oct 2017

The Supreme Court today witnessed a showdown between a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and a lawyer over mentioning of a matter relating to the collegium's decision to transfer Karnataka High Court Justice Jayant Patel to the Allahabad High Court. The bench stopped the lawyer from mentioning the matter for urgent listing, saying it has been made clear last month that only Advocates-on-Record (AoRs) can mention cases for out-of-turn listing. The old practice of designated senior lawyers mentioning cases for out-of-turn listing and urgent hearing had come to an end on September 20 when the top court had made it clear that from now on, only AoRs can mention such matters.