Sir James Fitzjames Stephen

  Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, born in 1829 and died in 1894, was a lawyer, professor and judge.  He is perhaps most famous for his work History of the Criminal Law, published in 1883. In his writings, which also include Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (1873) and

Man gets death sentence for murdering minor girl

The Ernakulam district court on Monday sentenced a man to death for murdering a four-year-old girl at Chottanikkara in 2013. The convict, Renjit, killed the girl after conniving with minor’s daughter and his friend Basil. Renjit and minor’s daughter Rani had been in relationship and the two wanted to

SC stays contempt proceedings against woman ADJ

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the initiation of criminal contempt proceedings against lower court’s Additional District Judge (ADJ) Dr Kamini Lau. A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, asked Dr Lau to tender an unconditional apology to the Delhi High Court judge within

CJI sets new 5-Judge constitution bench, sans 4 SC judges

In another turn of events, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra has set up a five-judge constitution bench under him to hear several major cases, however, the bench doesn’t comprise the four senior judges of the top court, who had held a press conference. Earlier on January 15,

Insolvency resolution: Another defaulters’ list sent to NCLT

Banks on Friday sent all companies from the Reserve Bank of India’s second list of defaulters on large-size corporate loans to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for insolvency resolution.This was after RBI refused to a proposal from the banks to relax the rules in this regard for those companies which are close to a resolution.Videocon Industries, Jaiprakash Associates and

Lalu Prasad to face more legal trouble in 2018

Bihar’s veteran politician and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad will have to face bigger challenges this year as the pending cases against him in the fodder scam are fast heading towards finality, in a worrying situation for his party especially in the run-up to

Mohammad Azharuddin mulls legal recourse

Exactly a year after his nomination for the post of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president was rejected, former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin said that he was contemplating legal action against the then HCA ad hoc panel chairman Prakash Chand Jain. The returning officer of the