TNAA requests return of 14 judges to court

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Chennai, Oct 15: The Tamil Nadu Advocates Association (TNAA) has called upon the Chief Justice of India (CJI), Justice K G Balakrishnan and TNAA President, S Prabhakaran to return the names of 14 judges recommended for appointment. The association has also reuqested for re-circulation of the list among senior judges of Madras high court.

Names of advocates or service judges eligible for elevation to the high court is identified, analysed, shortlisted and recommended by a collegium comprising three senior judges of a high court. The Madras High Court's collegium currently consists of Justices A K Ganguly, S J Mukhopadhaya and Prafulla Kumar Misra.

Pointing out that neither of the judges in the collegium belongs to TN, nor any of their parent court is Madras High Court, Prabakaran said the list of candidates should be circulated to two senior judges of the parent court for consent.

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