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Petition seeks increase in pay for Indian judges

Apr 18, 2013 The Delhi High Court is hearing a petition seeking an increase in the salaries of Supreme Court and High Court judges in India. The petition was filed by Deepak Khosla, and the respondents are the Union of India, the…

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Ten appointments made to Court of Appeal

Apr 4, 2013 The Government has made a round of ten appointments to the Court of Appeal fro England and Wales. Three female judges - Justices Gloster, Macur and Sharp - were appointed, increasing the number of female justices on the…

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New judge appointed to Supreme Court of India

Mar 26, 2013 The Supreme Court of India has appointed a new judge, elevating the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Arjan Kumar Sikri. The Supreme Court collegium approved his nomination the appointment is set to be made…

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30% vacancy on the bench in India's high courts

Nov 8, 2012 57 new judges have been appointed across India’s 21 high courts this year, but significant judicial vacancies remain high, with 30 per cent of the 895 judges’ posts remaining vacant. 275 out of 895 sanctioned…

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US judicial salaries rise by 1% per annum

Jul 27, 2012 A new survey shows that judicial salaries in the US are increasing by a mere one per cent annually. The report, put together by the National Center for State Courts, looked at salary data between 2007 and 2012 in all US…

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Nigerian Senate increases the size of the judiciary

May 25, 2012 To many lawyers, the Nigerian Senate’s decision to raise the number of judges of the Federal High Court from 70 to 100 is a relief, in the sense that it will facilitate the administration of justice. This is the…

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South Africa to reform legal industry

May 23, 2012 The Justice Minister for South Africa, Jeff Radebe, has announced a program of reform for the country’s legal services industry, with numerous changes to be made in the judiciary and the wider legal profession.…

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NY court system suffers from budget cuts

Feb 2, 2012 The New York court system is suffering the effects of the $170 million in budget cuts made in the 2011-12 period, with widespread court delays, shortages of experienced personnel, reduced jury pools, and other problems.…

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What to do with ageing US judges?

Jan 19, 2011 There is an fascinating article in Slate about ageing federal judges in the US. It points out that life tenure, intended to foster judicial independence, was enshrined in the constitution when it was ratified in 1789.…

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