Judges must have modesty, shouldn’t behave like emperor by summoning govt officials: SC | India News

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NEW DELHI: Deprecating the practice of higher courts summoning government officials for their personal appearance “at the drop of a hat”, the Supreme Court has said that judges must exercise their power within their limits with modesty and humility, and should not behave like emperors.
A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hemant Gupta said that such practice must be “condemned in the strongest word” as it also violates principle of separation of powers between Judiciary and Executive by summoning the officers which “in a way pressurizing them to pass an order as per the whims and fancies of
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Vancouver judge’s decision over Huawei finance chief may deepen US-China row | Huawei

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The prospect of a deepening diplomatic row between the US and China has grown after a Canadian judge refused to admit new evidence that might have helped the Huawei chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, avoid extradition to the US.

The arrest of Meng, the daughter of the Chinese telecommunication company’s billionaire founder, has prompted a sharp deterioration in relations between Canada, the US and China. Soon after Meng’s detention in Vancouver in December 2018, China arrested two Canadians in China: Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig.

Meng’s lawyers had been hoping associate chief justice Heather Holmes, who has been overseeing the

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Judges must know their limits, not act like emperors: Supreme Court | Latest News India

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Judges must not behave like emperors, the Supreme Court observed on Friday as it condemned the practice of summoning government officials by courts “at the drop of a hat and to exert direct or indirect pressure”.

The bench of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hemant Gupta took a grim view that some of the high courts in the country have developed a practice of calling government officials routinely which, it said, is against public interest as many important tasks entrusted to such officials get delayed.

“Judges must know their limits. They must have modesty and humility, and not behave like

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Iraqi war veteran says judge ‘punished’ him in custody case for calling VA hotline

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An Iraqi war veteran claims he’s being “punished” by a Long Island judge for calling the Veterans Affairs helpline about his messy child custody case — ultimately costing him time with his two kids.

James Gonedes’ lawyer David Mejias is now pushing to get Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Erica Prager booted from all custody cases, especially those “involving the parental rights of veterans to whom she has done a tremendous disservice,” Mejias wrote Thursday in a letter to the county’s administrative judge.

BLACK VETERAN CELEBRATES THE US: ‘YOU’RE NOT BORN INTO A CASTE IN THIS COUNTRY, YOU’RE BORN INTO

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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt lawyers face off over bid dump private judge

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The long-delayed celebrity divorce of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt entered a new stage of complications Friday when their big-name legal teams went before a California appellate court to argue about Jolie’s bid to dump their private judge and start over on their nearly five-year-old custody battle. 

There was no immediate decision from the three-justice panel following more than an hour of back-and-forth between power lawyers Robert Olson for Jolie and Ted Boutrous for Pitt.

Jolie’s lawyer said Judge John Ouderkirk, the judge who married Jolie and Pitt in 2014, who was picked by both stars to preside as

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