Delhi High Court begins hearing plea concerning #COVID19 situation in the national capital.
Hearing before Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli.
It is listed today. As of now I have no instructions: ASG Chetan Sharma
We will proceed. Did the meeting take place : Court
Yes, it did. Mr Mehra is appearing before Surpreme Court: Adv Satyakam urges Court to take up the matter little later.
You think you have discharged your duty with this think of order? This is nothing more than a paper exercise and satisfying your own conscience: Court
I will take instructions: Stayakam
Don't be unreasonable. You can't win this wat by issuing (such directions) sitting in your office.. you are only compounding your problems: Court to Delhi Government
Court says it will await outcome of Surpreme Court.
Centre has issued order on usage of oxygen: Court
They are not sending the oxygen. You need not wait for order to send one communication to Linde to send oxygen to Shanti Mukund: Singh
We are not here for brownie points.. we are here to save lives: Singh
Have it (2.69) delivered right away : Court
I'll report to my lord in half an hour. I can apologize : Mehra
You apologize today. I hope you don't apologise tomorrow: Singh
We are not going to supervise. You have to issue and then place it before us : Court
You have (the data) now.. you pass it right now. We hope in the meantime, the supplies are not stopped : Court
Uncertainty must go: Singh
Mehra says there are 13 additional tankers at disposal and 18 more are to be imported.
This is constant complain. Which means there is truth in it : Court
Have you given contacts of other officers, Court asks
I'll take instructions. Why are these calls not going there (to others) : Mehra
One representative was there. There are 10-14 of them. We repeatedly asked : Mehra
If we take action in these times..: Mehra
You take over the plant. Take these people in custody. You have all the power..these cylinders are being sold in black market for lakhs of rupees: Court
Mehra says action will be taken by evening.
SG Tushar Mehta points out the power of govt under Disaster Management Act.
Were they informed by you? : Court
I'll take instructions: Mehra
They are the same centres. Across India there are no cylinders now..: Mehra
There has to be a mechanism for individuals because the black market is causing this problem. If police is also impleaded in the matter : Trivedi
One friend's factory has been taken over by Rajasthan, says Mehra
We have written to the war room: Mehra
How can we direct those officers (in Punjab and Haryana) to release the cylinders : Court
Are you govt hospitals following this ?: Court
I'll file it on affidavit. Is someone come to you in emergency..: Mehra
Generally to issue such orders in not called for. Doors of the hospitals are open. This proceeds on assumption that hospital are not going their jobs : Court
Of what: Court
The intent is not that someone wants to take action : Mehra
Mehra says patients are being denied treatment.
It is just an advisory: Mehra
Two people are in one bed. There are people everywhere. How will we do it : Aggarwal
This itself is arbitrary. What will happen to those being treated at home: Singh
We have kept him in Emergency. We don't have ICU beds. We are doing all that we can : Aggarwal
What is the supply chain. There are manufacturer and distributors. Who should know .. what is the supply being made per day. That transperancy should be maintained and reflected: Court
There is definite hoarding going on : Court
More from Bar & Bench
Hearing to resume before Supreme Court in a short while from now.
TATA v MISTRY
Senior counsel Shyam Divan begins arguments on behalf of Shapoorji Pallonji group.
TATA v MISTRY
This case is about corporate governance. We have moved from corporate democracy to a much richer corporate governance under the amended Companies Act: Divan
TATA v MISTRY
The management of company is the board. The most crucial obligation imposed on Director now is that the director is a fiduciary. A fiduciary's allegiance is to the company alone: Divan
TATA v MISTRY
Lack of probity is much broader than financial irregularities.
The long relationship between the two groups developed over decades. It developed in the context of a statutory framework which restricted the role of private trust: Divan.
#DelhiHighCourt #samesexmarriage #marriage
PIL with respect to Hindu Marriage Act has been preferred by Abhjit Iyer Mitra, Gopi Shankar M, Giti Thadani and G Oorvasi.
PIL with respect to Special Marriage Act is by Dr Kavita Arora and her partner, Ankita Khanna.
Petitioners in Foreign Marriage Act PIL are Vaibhav Jain and his partner, Parag Vijay Mehta.
Petitions are before Division Bench of Justices Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Sanjeev Narula.
Are pleadings complete? : Court
No reply has been filed : Counsel
Counsel for UOI , Nehul Sharma: We need three weeks time.
Senior Adv Pinky Anand appears for petitioner
CJI: you are appearing for the petitioner
Anand: yes (laughs)
CJI: You want personal laws to be abolished. You are not saying it but thats what will he done.
Anand: in Sarlat Mudgal case, govt had to take steps for the Uniform Civil Code
CJI: how can we encroach on personal laws like this?
CJI: How can we remove discriminatory practices without interfering in personal laws
Senior Adv Pinky Anand: In Shayara Bano you did it. Under Article 146 you had said directions given will exist till law was brought in. You have intervened in the past
The suit seeks to curb irresponsible and derogatory remarks against the film industry.
The matter is before Justice Rajiv Shakdher.
Senior Advocate Rajiv Nayar for the plaintiff.
Entire schedule has been disrupted because if pleadings not been filed. Republic filed on Saturday and may not be on record : Nayar
There are some applications for condonation of delay: Court
Yes, we are seeking condonation: Senior Adv Sandeep Sethi for Times Now.
Adv Malvika Trivedi for @republic also seeks condonation of delay.
Court observes some applications are not on record.
Bench of Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik are hearing the plea.
Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal submits that this is a simple matter of bail to be decided on facts.
He claims that Navlakha was in custody for more than 90 days. He was under house arrest for some time before being taken into judicial custody.
Sibal submitted that Navlakha had surrendered on April 14 and spent 93 days in custody. He spent 34 days in custody before remand order of Magistrate.
Sibal points out that the nature of custody may have changed but it was arrest nonetheless and for this reason, he should be granted bail.
Additional Solicitor General SV Raju appearing for the NIA begins his submission.
He points out that the police had only arrested him and had not taken custody.
More from Law
Magistrate Judge Jeremiah McCarthy is presiding.
Criminal complaint against Harding is from DC District Court dated 1/11/21.
Harding is charged in a 2 count complaint from DC District - violating 18 usc 1752 (a)(1) and (a)(2) unlawfully being on federal grounds.
Second count is Title 40 USC 5104(e)(2)(c) violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Max for both is 1.5 years and a fine.
Sivasankar is presently in ED's custody for alleged involvement in the Kerala Gold Smuggling case. He is also being investigated by the NIA and Customs Department.
Senior Advocate Jaideep Gupta is arguing for Sivasankar.
He denies ED's allegations that Sivasankar contacted customs officials to clear the baggage alleged to be containing smuggled gold.
Gupta claims statement made by co-accused Swapna Suresh about Sivasankar's involvement are not credible as the same were made after her arrest.
Gupta points out that the correspondence between Sivasankar and Swapna does not disclose any knowledge on the latter's part.
He also tells Court that all of Swapna's statements categorically denied his client's involvement in gold smuggling, until before her arrest.
Honest Q: Some people argue in good faith that an impeachment trial after POTUS leaves office is unconstitutional. I think they\u2019re wrong. But let\u2019s say they\u2019re right, yet senate does it anyway. Does anyone seriously think SCOTUS reverses verdict (or even can)?— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) January 17, 2021
Suppose Senate convicts and disqualifies Trump from ever holding federal office. Trump files paperwork to run anyway, but state officials deny his application, citing his Senate impeachment judgment. Trump sues, arguing that the judgment is void.
Normally a legal dispute about a prospective candidates eligibility to run would certainly present a justiciable case or controversy. But are courts bound to accept the Senate impeachment judgment as valid? Maybe not. Here’s why:
According to Article I, “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.” This is a small amount of judicial power vested in Congress. When trying impeachments, the Senate sits as a court.
The Senate’s judicial power includes the power to decide relevant legal questions that arise, such as what procedures are sufficient to constitute a “trial” w/in the Constitution’s meaning. Such legal determinations are conclusive, as SCOTUS held in Nixon v. United States (1993).
Prosecutor Mary Dohrmann begins by arguing Barnett flouted laws "in the most brazen and flagrant manner possible" when he breached the Capitol: "He knew exactly what he was doing."
Prosecutor says the note that Barnett left for Pelosi in her office — "Nancy, Bigo was here you bitch" — was "disturbing" and says the photographs of him sitting at Pelosi's desk show that he appears to "relish" the notoriety
Govt says Barnett doesn't have a criminal record, but notes police reports where a caller lodged a complaint that he'd pointed a rifle at a car with a "Black Lives Matter" sticker and, in a separate incident, was carrying around guns in public
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For coal mines, and for turbines, too,
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A not exactly graceful (though possibly satirical) title: "Lines Disassociating Myself from Yessenin and Supporting the Otherwise Unfounded Legend that I am a Foremost Proletarian Writer"
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I've been a @23andMe customer for a while, and have followed their ancestry updates closely.
All is more or less as expected....except for this bit about Native American.
The family is almost completely composed of Spanish peasants (from various regions) who emigrated, along with a massive wave in the late 19th-cent./early 20th-cent., to Cuba back when it was a booming economy (richer than Spain's) and worth emigrating to (Communism killed that).
Also, the native population of Cuba was annihilated early on---was the first place the Spanish colonized after all. Having a native background in Cuba would be like having the same in, say, Massachusetts, particularly if you're (say) mostly Irish. Just really, really unlikely.
(Note: the North African/Arab background is less mysterious. The Iberian peninsula was part of the Muslim world for centuries. It would be odd *not* to have some Arab/Middle Eastern background coming from Spain. Given the family is mostly from Northern Spain, it's small though.)
I have a Spanish passport, have been back to the ancestral villages in Spain, seen the church where my grandmother was baptized, my grandfather told me stories about growing up as the child of Spanish colonists in rural Cuba. The native bit just clashes with all the family lore.
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