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Need for laws to punish errant judges and a better appointment process.
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The apex court had sentenced him to 6-month jail term.
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Karnan failed to appear before it in a contempt case.
Contempt in simplistic terms means defiance or willful disobedience of the authority, justice and dignity of the court. Contempt of court is an extremely useful and powerful tool and can be brought against the parties to the matter, lawyers, court officers and witnesses. It may also be applied to those protesting against a court order or judgement outside the courtroom.