Top Stories”BCI Has No Power To Control Bar Associations”: SCBA Rejects BCI Resolution Staying SCBA Resolution To Remove Ashok Arora Sanya Talwar12 May 2020 8:59 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court Bar Association has written to the BCI Secretary stating that the BCI has no power or authority to control any Bar Association in the country, including the SCBA.After the extraordinary move by the Bar Council of India of staying the Supreme Court Bar Association’s resolution dated May 8, whereby SCBA suspended its Secretary, Mr. Ashok Arora, the acting Secretary of the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court Bar Association has written to the BCI Secretary stating that the BCI has no power or authority to control any Bar Association in the country, including the SCBA.After the extraordinary move by the Bar Council of India of staying the Supreme Court Bar Association’s resolution dated May 8, whereby SCBA suspended its Secretary, Mr. Ashok Arora, the acting Secretary of the SCBA, Mr. Rohit Pandey has written to BCI’s Secretary. Vide this letter, the SCBA has sought to return the resolution passed by the BCI.”Our Executive Committee believes that the BCI is a respectiable body created by the Parliament for the specific purposes enshrined in law and not to do what it has purported to do by the above resolution” – SCBAIn its letter addressed to Mr. Srimanto Sen, the SCBA has highlighted that the resolution “purportedly passed by the BCI is illegal, unauthorised, without jurisdiction and unwarranted” and that “it evades the rights of the SCBA to manage and run its affairs”While pointing out that the said Resolution of staying a unaninous decision taken by the SCBA, the letter describes the action as “misconception of law” & done in “Colourable exercise of power”.In this backdrop, the SCBA has stated that “considering the relationship of mutual respect enjoyed between the two important insitutions in the administration of justice, we deem it fit and proper to return the resolution without admitting and dealing with its contents”The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) had suspended its Secretary, Ashok Arora, with immediate effect on May 8 after the Executive Committee (EC) took this decision in a meeting convened earlier today.This development comes soon after Arora had circulated a message amongst SCBA members, in an attempt to convene an Emergent General Meeting (EGM) on May 11. On the agenda was the removal of SCBA President, Dushyant Dave, from his post for passing a Resolution on February 25 condemning public remarks made by Justice Arun Mishra in praise of PM Narendra Modi.Arora had alleged that Dave is using the office of SCBA for political purposes and called for his removal from the primary membership of the Bar Association as well.Click Here To Download ResolutionRead ResolutionNext Story
Gary Brummett, 81. (Broward County Sheriff’s Office)By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two men face federal charges after allegedly posing as U.S. marshals at a Florida resort and threatening hotel staff with arrest if they made them wear masks, a criminal complaint claims.Walter Wayne Brown Jr., 53, and Gary Brummett, 81, were arrested Feb. 11 on charges of impersonating a federal officer.Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort in Deerfield Beach earlier that day after hotel staff reported they were suspicious of two men who identified themselves as U.S. marshals.Brown and Brummett allegedly claimed they were medically exempt from a hotel policy requiring that they wear masks — and flashed laminated cards indicating their exemption, according to a criminal complaint.When a manager asked Brummett on Feb. 11 to wear a mask to comply with the public health guidelines, Brummett allegedly pointed to his belt badge and said, “Do you know what this means? I’m a ‘U.S. Marshal’ and can have you arrested if you force me to wear a mask,” according to the complaint.Over the previous two days, Brown allegedly told hotel staff enforcing the policy on two separate occasions that he was a federal agent and “did not have to wear a mask,” according to the complaint. He also allegedly told the manager he was exempt due to a medical condition and could have him arrested if forced to wear a mask.Hotel employees, including a front desk agent whose cousin is a U.S. marshal, found it strange that federal agents would take issue with wearing a mask, and the manager contacted authorities to corroborate the claims, according to the complaint.Responding deputies found Brown and Brummett dining together “wearing authentic appearing circular badges on their belts with a seven-point star that read ‘Cherokee Nation Marshal’ along the circle and ‘Aniyvwiya Criminal Justice Deputy’ within the star,” the criminal complaint alleges.They also allegedly wore laminated cards with the title “FACEMASK EXEMPT NOTICE/CARD” that stated, “l am exempt from any ordinance requiring face mask usage in public. … Wearing a face mask poses a mental and/or physical risk to me. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I am not required to disclose my condition to you.”Brown and Brummett have never been employees of the U.S. Marshals Service, nor the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service, according to the complaint.The pair are on a marshal’s hold at the Joseph V. Conte Facility in Pompano Beach. They have a detention hearing scheduled for Friday and will be arraigned on Feb. 26, court records show.ABC News has reached out to their attorneys for comment.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.