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Supreme Court appoints Justice Sanjay Mishra as UP Lokayukta

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New Delhi: The former judge of the Allahabad High Court Justice Sanjay Mishra was appointed as the Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh by the Supreme Court on Thursday.

The apex court bench comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Prafulla C Pant appointed Mishra as the Lokayukta while recalling their December 16, 2015, order appointing Justice Virendra Singh for the post.

Recalling the sequence of events leading to the appointment of Singh as the Lokayukta on December 16, 2015, the court regretted that constitutional authorities, the chief minister, the Leader of Opposition (LoP) and the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court despite prolonged meetings could not decide on a simple issue of the appointment of Lokayukta.(IANS)

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Motion Against Trump’s Appointee

The court in a brief order also declined to hear Michaels' appeal in the underlying firearms-related criminal case.

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Acting United States Attorney General Matt Whitaker speaks before introducing President Donald Trump at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 7, 2018. VOA

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stayed out of the fight over whether President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general is unlawful by rejecting a motion relating to the matter filed in a pending case.

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Then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker is pictured before a televised debate in Johnston, Iowa. VOA

The court turned away the request made by Barry Michaels, a criminal defendant in a federal case whose lawyers challenged Whitaker, a former federal prosecutor, being named in court papers as the acting attorney general after Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions on November 7.

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The court in a brief order also declined to hear Michaels’ appeal in the underlying firearms-related criminal case. (VOA)