Justice Uday Umesh Lalit will assume charge on August 27 after incumbent N V Ramana demits office the day before.
The Chief Justice is scheduled to retire on August 26.
Shinde's counsel submitted that his client is not disqualified, and he has also not left the party, and emphasized on the aspect of dissent within a political party.
The Chief Justice stressed the need to ensure proper judicial infrastructure, the problems created by media trial in judicial administration, future challenges of the judiciary and the importance of judicial review in protection of the Constitution.
The Supreme Court had on July 1 come down heavily on Sharma for her controversial comments against Prophet Mohammad.
The other petition was filed by activist Uchit Sharma against the high court decision.
Yet, he stressed, "it is an extremely satisfying profession to pursue. It is often said that the legal profession is a noble profession. I can state that the journalist's job is as noble and is an integral pillar of democracy. Like the legal professional, a journalistAalso needs to have a strong moral fibre and moral compass. Your conscience is your guide in this profession".
Referring to the Law Minister for clearing the names for appointment to the top court, Ramana said: "He cleared (the names) at a jet speed, all the nine names. I think in record six days' time without any murmur or anything.
Three out of these nine new judges -- Justices Nath, Nagarathna and Narasimha -- are also in line to become the CJI.
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