Collegium nod to 6 names as judges to Madras HC

The Supreme Court on Thursday sought to answer a charge that some of its judges were pro-government

Griffen, a pastor of New Millennium Church in Little Rock, further states he has been "materially harmed by the loss of prestige, job satisfaction, and job duties suffered as a result of the Arkansas Supreme Court's Order, by virtue of being barred and disqualified, forever, from hearing the most serious cases a judge can hear in Arkansas".

Until now, the collegium's decisions on transfers, elevation, appointments and so on have been taken without any disclosure to the public, a practice that was criticised by members of the legal fraternity for being opaque and arbitrary.

Over 24 years after a seven-Judge bench of the Supreme Court in the Second Judges' Case directed that a collegiums of judges would make recommendations to the President with regard to appointment and transfer of members of the superior judiciary, the Supreme Court collegium finally made a decision to put in public domain collegium recommendations sent by it to the government.

Quality of their judgments, intelligence reports on their personal and professional "image" and pending inquiries, if any, form the bulk of the Supreme Court Collegium's reasons for recommending or rejecting names for judicial appointments to the Madras High Court.

Details are now available online under the tag "Collegium Resolutions". These decisions will now be uploaded on the SC's website.

The Resolution is passed to ensure transparency and yet maintain confidentiality in the Collegium system.

The top court collegium had on October 3 chose to make public the information on the recommendation for the appointment, elevation and the transfer of judges to the High Courts and to itself. The judge, who resigned in protest, was tipped to become the acting chief justice of the high court on October 9.

The system of judges-appointing-judges has remained in controversy ever since its introduction by way of a judicial decision in the year 1993. Standing by his point, Justice Chelameswar refused to participate in the collegium meetings unless minutes of the meeting were recorded.

In 2015, parliament cleared a National Judicial Appointments Commission which would include the Law Minister and two eminent persons selected by a separate panel including the Chief Justice, the Prime Minister and the Leader of Opposition.

There have been critics of the collegium system who say that this method of selection of judges lacks transparency and sometimes works according to whims and fancies of some of its members.

The court also asked the legislature to consider alternate modes of execution, as it said that the mode of the execution of death sentence would be decided by the legislature as the process entails amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. Justice Chandrachud said there was a lot of criticism on carrying out death sentence by administering lethal injection.

In Thursday's federal filing, however, Griffen said he has been barred for life from presiding over any death penalty cases just for exercising his First Amendment right "to pray silently on (my) time".

He said the right to life with dignity also included right to death with dignity, without pain and suffering.

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