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Matters of Policy: too many fingers in the pie; Hindustan Times; Jan 29,2008

We take the optimistic view that successive Chief Justices of India shall he nceforth act in accordance with the Second Judge’s case and this opinion,’ Justice S.E Bharucha said on October 28, 1998, delivering the Supreme Court’s advisory opinion on the President’s Reference. The Court ruled in that case (in 1993) that the CJI must consult two other judges before recommending judges for appointment to the Supreme Court and the High Courts. Justice Bharucha himself ignored the court’s rulings after he became CJI on November 1, 2001.