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Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Justice Arun Mishra’s tenure reflects deep systemic problems in the Supreme Court

On May 10, 2019, a resolution of the Supreme Court collegium consisting of the then three most senior judges – Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde and NV Ramana – accepted a recommendation of the collegium of Madhya Pradesh High Court to elevate advocate Vishal Mishra to the bench.

In all, the High Court collegium had recommended names of five advocates for elevation. The Supreme Court collegium cleared only two them – Vishal Mishra and Vishal Dhagat.

The elevation of Vishal Mishra raised eyebrows. When the Madhya Pradesh High Court recommended his name, he had not attained the age of 45, the minimum age for appointment as a High Court judge as per the memorandum of procedures for judicial appointments. This concern was dismissed by the Supreme Court collegium in one sentence: “As far as age factor of Shri Vishal Mishra is concerned, the Collegium is fully satisfied with the justification given by the High Court Collegium while recommending his name.”

Vishal Mishra is the brother of Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra, who attains superannuation on Wednesday, September 2.

On April 20, 2019, Arun Mishra had sat on an infamous bench along with Gogoi in what will go down in history as one of the most...

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