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ncw chief lalitha kumaramangala miffed over absence of woman judge in sc bench h


by: pti | new delhi | updated: may 12, 2017 10:37 pm national women commission chairperson lalitha kumaramangalam. (express photo by vishal srivastav)national commission for women (ncw) chairperson lalitha kumaramangalam questioned the absence of a woman in the supreme court bench hearing the triple talaq issue. “watching the hoo-haa over the bench hearing the triple talaq matter and considering the different religions of the judges, it struck me that the issue is not about religion but about women’s rights and human rights as it involves children as well. there should have been a lady judge on the bench,” she said.“though i am not questioning the competence of any of the judges, justice r banumathi should have been there,” she added. the matter is being heard by a five-jud...






national commission for women chief miffed over absence of woman judge in sc ben


by: pti | new delhi | published:may 13, 2017 1:15 am national women commission chairperson lalitha kumaramangalam. (express photo by vishal srivastav)national commission for women (ncw) chairperson lalitha kumaramangalam on friday questioned the absence of a woman in the supreme court bench hearing the triple talaq issue.“watching the hoo-haa over the bench hearing the triple talaq matter and considering the different religions of the judges, it struck me that the issue is not about religion but about women’s rights and human rights as it involves children as well. there should have been a lady judge on the bench,” she told pti.“though i am not questioning the competence of any of the judges, justice r banumathi should have been there,” she added.the matter is being heard by...






triple talaq: supreme court to examine if triple talaq is enforceable fundamenta


new delhi: the supreme court today said that it would examine whether the practice of triple talaq among muslims is fundamental to their religion, but it may not deliberate upon the issue of polygamy as it began hearing petitions challenging the practice. a five-judge bench headed by chief justice j s khehar said it would look into the aspect whether triple talaq is part of an "enforceable" fundamental right to practice religion by muslims. the bench also comprising justices kurian joseph, r f nariman, u u lalit and abdul nazeer, however, said the issue of polygamy among muslims may not be deliberated upon by it as this aspect is unrelated to triple talaq. the bench, made up of judges from different religious communities -- sikh, christian, parsi, hindu and muslim --...






triple talaq: supreme court to examine if triple talaq is enforceable fundamenta


new delhi: the supreme court today said that it would examine whether the practice of triple talaq among muslims is fundamental to their religion, but it may not deliberate upon the issue of polygamy as it began hearing petitions challenging the practice. a five-judge bench headed by chief justice js khehar said it would look into the aspect whether triple talaq is part of an "enforceable" fundamental right to practice religion by muslims. the bench also comprising justices kurian joseph, rf nariman, uu lalit and abdul nazeer, however, said the issue of polygamy among muslims may not be deliberated upon by it as this aspect is unrelated to triple talaq. the bench, made up of judges from different religious communities -- sikh, christian, parsi, hindu and muslim -- is...






sc constitution bench to hear triple talaq case from may 11


the constitutional bench of the supreme court will begin hearing into triple talaq case from may 11. the please challenging the validity of triple talaq will be heard in the top court by a 5-judge bench. several women have filed a petition before the supreme court seeking the quashing of the triple talaq practice. the apex court had earlier stated that it will not debate the important issue of uniform civil code (ucc). however, the petitioners had told the apex court that the matter is a serious and sensitive issue and the court should hear it.defending the practice, the all india muslim personal law board had said that it is better to divorce a woman than kill her. it also added that the rights bestowed by religion can’t be questioned in a court of law.the muslim body has claimed that a..






ncw says it’s ready to submit its opinion on triple talaq if sc asks


by: pti | coimbatore | published:may 17, 2017 4:45 pm the supreme court of india. (file photo)the national commission for women on wednesday said it was ready to submit its opinion on abolition of triple talaq if the supreme court asked for it. “as such ncw is against triple talaq… it should go and it should be abolished,” ncw member rekha sharma told reporters here to a question whether it (ncw) will offer its opinion on the issue if the apex court asked. rekha said many women had suffered and continued to suffer due to this practice and that is why ncw wanted it to be done away with.moreover, the ncw chairperson questioned the absence of a woman on the supreme court bench hearing the triple talaq issue, rekha, who is here for a two-day public hearing on women-related cases, s...






triple talaq: supreme court to commence triple talaq hearing from tomorrow


new delhi: the supreme court will commence hearing from tomorrow on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of 'triple talaq', 'nikah halala' and polygamy practices among muslims. a five-judge constitution bench headed by chief justice j khehar will commence hearing on seven petitions, including five separate writ petitions filed by muslim women challenging the practice of triple talaq prevalent in the community and terming it unconstitutional. the bench, also comprising justices kurian joseph, r f nariman, u u lalit and abdul nazeer, will also take up the main matter on its own as a petition titled "muslim women's quest for equality". the members of the bench are from different religious communities including sikh, christian, parsee, hindu and muslim. the hearing a...






triple talaq 'worst' and 'non-desirable' form to end marriage: supreme court


the supreme court on friday said the practice of triple talaq was the “worst” and “not desirable” form of dissolution of marriages among muslims, even though there were schools of thought which termed it as “legal”.there are “school of thoughts (which) say that triple talaq is legal, but it is the worst and not desirable form for dissolution of marriages among muslims,” a five-judge constitution bench, headed by chief justice j s khehar, said on the second day of continued hearing on the matter.the observation came when former union minister and senior advocate salman khurshid, who is assisting the court in his personal capacity, told the bench that it is not an issue where judicial scrutiny is required and moreover women have the right to say ‘no’ to triple talaq by st...






nikahnama: triple talaq is worst form of marriage dissolution, says supreme cour


new delhi: the supreme court today said the practice of triple talaq was the "worst" and "not desirable" form of dissolution of marriages among muslims, even though there were schools of thought which termed it as "legal". there are "school of thoughts (which) say that triple talaq is legal, but it is the worst and not desirable form for dissolution of marriages among muslims," a five-judge constitution bench, headed by chief justice j s khehar, said on the second day of continued hearing on the matter. the observation came when former union minister and senior advocate salman khurshid, who is assisting the court in his personal capacity, told the bench that it is not an issue where judicial scrutiny is required and moreover women have the right to say 'no' to triple talaq by sti...






triple talaq: supreme court: triple talaq is worst form of marriage dissolution


new delhi: the supreme court on friday said the practice of triple talaq was the "worst" and "not desirable" form of dissolution of marriages among muslims, even though there were schools of thought which termed it as "legal". there are "school of thoughts (which) say that triple talaq+ is legal, but it is the worst and not desirable form for dissolution of marriages among muslims," a five-judge constitution bench, headed by chief justice j s khehar, said on the second day of continued hearing on the matter. the observation came when former union minister and senior advocate salman khurshid, who is assisting the court in his personal capacity, told the bench that it is not an issue where judicial scrutiny is required and moreover women have the right to say...






triple talaq: supreme court reserves verdict on triple talaq


new delhi: the supreme court today reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the practice of triple talaq among muslims. a five-judge constitution bench headed by chief justice j s khehar heard the issue for six days during which various parties including the centre, all india muslim personal law board, all india muslim women personal law board and various others made the submissions. the bench, also comprising justices kurian joseph, r f nariman, u u lalit and abdul nazeer, had begun the hearing on may 11.






supreme court reserves verdict on triple talaq after 6 day hearing


the supreme court on thursday reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the practice of triple talaq among muslims. a five-judge constitution bench headed by chief justice js khehar heard the issue for six days during which various parties including the centre, all india muslim personal law board, all india muslim women personal law board and various others made the submissions.the bench, also comprising justices kurian joseph, rf nariman, uu lalit and abdul nazeer, had begun the hearing on may 11. the members of the bench are from different religious communities including sikh, christian, parsi, hindu and muslim.the bench had made it clear that it would examine whether the practice of triple talaq among muslims is fundamental to their religion






triple talaq: centre has to prove triple talaq's redundancy in islam: sc


the supreme court today said it would examine whether triple talaq was an essential part of religion under article 25 of constitution. a five-judge constitution bench headed by chief justice j s khehar said "we have to see the test of essentiality and the government has to prove that 'triple talaq' is not an essential part of islam as this will amount to tinkering with religion." the bench, also comprising justices kurian joseph, r f nariman, u u lalit and abdul nazeer, asked the government why it had not brought in a law to bring about reforms if it had found the practice of triple talaq as wrong. attorney general mukul rohatgi said that all the three forms of divorce among the muslim community -- talaq-e-biddat, talaq hasan and talaq ahsan, were "unilateral" and "extra- judicial"...






triple talaq: supreme court refers triple talaq case to 5-judge constitutional b


new delhi: the supreme court decided today that a five-judge constitution bench will rule on the constitutional validity of the practice of triple talaq+ , 'nikah halala' and polygamy among muslims. the hearing will begin may 11. the top court indicated last month that it was strongly leaning toward a five-judge constitutional bench deciding on these issues, as they are to do with the interpretation of the india's founding document. the case relates to a batch of petitions filed in the top court - including by the centre - regarding whether divorce by saying 'talaq' three times is legal+ or whether it impinges on equal rights or in this case, women's rights, and whether freedom to practice religion - via the muslim personal law for islam - takes prece...






triple talaq: supreme court refers triple talaq case to 5-judge constitutional b


new delhi: the supreme court decided today that a five-judge constitution bench will rule on the constitutional validity of the practice of triple talaq+ , 'nikah halala' and polygamy among muslims. the hearing will begin may 11. the top court indicated last month that it was strongly leaning toward a five-judge constitutional bench deciding on these issues, as they are to do with the interpretation of the india's founding document. the case relates to a batch of petitions filed in the top court - including by the centre - regarding whether divorce by saying 'talaq' three times is legal+ or whether it impinges on equal rights or in this case, women's rights, and whether freedom to practice religion - via the muslim personal law for islam - takes prece...






triple talaq hearing: supreme court begins triple talaq hearing, says won’t touc


new delhi: the supreme court began on thursday the first-ever judicial exercise to test the legality of a muslim personal law provision, but restricted itself to examining the validity of the triple talaq mode of divorce, ruling out the scrutiny of nikah halala and polygamy. this sets the clock ticking for a pronouncement on whether the court can examine the claim of muslim clergy that the controversial practice of triple talaq has the sanction of the quran and is, therefore, beyond the pale of judicial scrutiny. the sc bench commenced hearing on seven petitions on the first day of the court's summer vacation. the bench of chief justice j s khehar and justices kurian joseph, r f nariman, u u lalit and abdul nazeer outlined the narrow strip of muslim personal law provision...






triple talaq: supreme court refers matter to constitution bench, hearing on may


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: march 30, 2017 4:18 pm representational imaga. express photothe supreme court on thursday referred the triple talaq issue to the constitution bench. the hearing in the case will begin on may 11. attorney general mukul rohatgi plea to hear the case before the summer vacation was rejected by the apex court. a five-member bench will be constituted by the top court to hear the matter. a bench comprising chief justice j s khehar and justice d y chandrachud said the petitions challenging the validity of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy practiced by muslims will be head by the larger bench during the summer vacation.the controversial divorce practice involves the husband repeating the word “talaq” three times. the supreme court wil...






triple talaq: supreme court’s u-turn: open to looking at polygamy & nikah halala


new delhi: within four days of emphatically announcing that it would not test the validity of any issue other than triple talaq, the supreme court clarified on monday that it had not closed the window to scrutiny of two contentious issues: polygamy and nikah halala. when a five-judge bench headed by chief justice j s khehar said "we have taken a conscious decision to deal only with triple talaq", attorney general mukul rohatgi drew the court's attention to the order by a two-judge bench which had mentioned all the three issues. "by virtue of the reference order, all three issues were to be taken up for adjudication. it is better that the bench deals with all three," the ag said. the bench replied, "the time we have in hand to hear arguments (during vacation) wil...






triple talaq: supreme court concludes triple talaq hearings, reserves verdict


new delhi: the supreme court asked the all india muslim personal law board to file an affidavit within a week on its claim that it had issued an advisory to all qazis, or religious attorneys, to introduce a clause of no triple talaq in marriage contracts. a five-judge constitutional bench, led by chief justice js khehar, on thursday concluded hearings and reserved its judgement on the legality of triple talaq that allows muslim men to divorce their wives by saying talaq thrice. the judgement is expected to come before august, when cji khehar demits office. having a no triple talaq clause would permit a woman entering into the contract of marriage, or nikaah nama, with a muslim man to withhold her consent to marry him if he does not agree to give up the option of triple talaq at the time of






sc bench of 5 judges hearing triple talaq case belong to 5 different faiths


as india is a diverse country where people of all religion live, its diversity can be observed in the supreme court also this time. the bench of judges who will be hearing the final argument on triple talaq are from five different faiths. the hearing on this issue started on may 11.chief justice of india, js khehar who is leading the bench is a sikh and other members include, justice uday umesh lalit of the hindu community, justice rohinton fali nariman is a parsi, justice abdul nazeer of the muslim community and justice kurian joseph who is the sixth christian to be elevated to the apex court.the bench will hear the validity of controversial divorce practice in islam where a man can give talaq (divorce) to his wife only by pronouncing talaq three times. this patriarchal practice of givin.






sc to muslim personal board: can women be given option of saying no to triple ta


by: pti | new delhi | updated: may 17, 2017 11:51 am new delhi: activists of joint movement committee protest on the issue of ‘triple talaq’ at jantar mantar in new delhi on wednesday. (source: pti)the supreme court on wednesday asked the all india muslim personal law board (aimplb) whether a woman can be given an option of saying ‘no’ to triple talaq at the time of execution of ‘nikahnama’ (islamic marriage contract).a five-judge constitution bench headed by chief justice j s khehar also said if all ‘qazis’ can be asked to include this condition at the time of marriage.“is it possible that muslim women are given an option to say ‘no’ to triple talaq at the time of execution of nikahnama,” asked the bench also comprising justices kurian joseph, r f nariman, u u...






triple talaq: have asked qazis to include no-triple talaq cause in marriages: ai


new delhi: the all india muslim personal law board (aimplb) told the supreme court on monday that it has asked those who conduct nikaahs to advise those entering into wedlock to include a no-triple talaq clause in the nikaahnama, or marriage contract, and socially boycott those who practice it. though a no-triple talaq clause would not be binding and can be ignored by the man at a later date, the woman will have the option of walking out at the time of the wedding if he refuses to accept the clause. justice rf nariman had said while hearing of a batch of petitions on the issue of legality of instant talaq that the consent of the woman would have to be freely sought and given. the woman could also produce the no-triple talaq clause by way of evidence in court. men would be specifically advi






salman khurshid: triple talaq: supreme court allows salman khurshid to assist as


new delhi: the supreme court today allowed former union minister salman khurshid to assist it as an amicus curiae in hearing of a batch of pleas challenging constitutional validity of 'triple talaq', 'nikah halala' and polygamy among muslims. a bench comprising chief justice j s khehar and justices d y chandrachud and s k kaul also permitted khurshid, who is a senior advocate, to file his written submissions in the case. "we will take it on record. it's not an issue," the bench said when the congress leader said that the time for filing written submission in the matter has already expired and he intended to file certain pleadings in the case. a five-judge constitution bench would commence hearing from may 11 to decide a batch of petitions challenging 'triple talaq', 'nikah halala...






supreme court: triple talaq is worst form of marriage dissolution | india news


new delhi: the supreme court on friday said the practice of triple talaq was the "worst" and "not desirable" form of dissolution of marriages among muslims, even though there were schools of thought which termed it as "legal". there are "school of thoughts (which) say that triple talaq+ is legal, but it is the worst and not desirable form for dissolution of marriages among muslims," a five-judge constitution bench, headed by chief justice j s khehar, said on the second day of continued hearing on the matter. the observation came when former union minister and senior advocate salman khurshid, who is assisting the court in his personal capacity, told the bench that it is not an issue where judicial scrutiny is required and moreover women have the right to say...






supreme court: triple talaq is worst form of marriage dissolution | india news


new delhi: the supreme court on friday said the practice of triple talaq was the "worst" and "not desirable" form of dissolution of marriages among muslims, even though there were schools of thought which termed it as "legal". there are "school of thoughts (which) say that triple talaq+ is legal, but it is the worst and not desirable form for dissolution of marriages among muslims," a five-judge constitution bench, headed by chief justice j s khehar, said on the second day of continued hearing on the matter. the observation came when former union minister and senior advocate salman khurshid, who is assisting the court in his personal capacity, told the bench that it is not an issue where judicial scrutiny is required and moreover women have the right to say...






triple talaq hearing: supreme court says it will examine whether the practice is


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: may 11, 2017 12:17 pm supreme court (file photo)the supreme court said thursday that it would examine whether the islamic divorce practice of triple talaq ‘is fundamental to religion’ and whether it is part of enforceable fundamental right. a five-judge bench headed by chief justice js khehar is hearing a clutch of petitions seeking amendments in the muslim personal law relating to triple talaq, a practice in which the husband can legally separate from his wife by uttering the word ‘talaq’ three times. the practice is opposed by women’s organisations across india who complain of abuse and exploitation by their husbands.apart from triple talaq, the top court will also hear petitions relating to polygamy and ‘nikah halala’, unde...






triple talaq: sc suggests government to bring law on triple talaq


new delhi: the supreme court on wednesday suggested that the central government put in place a law addressing the question of marriage and divorce, including triple talaq, in the muslim community instead of waiting for the court to decide the issue judicially. "we may or may not (decide the issue), but you do," the constitution bench headed by chief justice jagdish singh khehar told attorney general mukul rohatgi as he urged the court to step in a situation where there is no legislation. noting the government's insistence that the court should first rule against instant triple talaq and then it would bring a law, the bench asked why the government seemed to be shunning its responsibility. at this, rohatgi said: "i will do what i have to do. the question is what you...






triple talaq: triple talaq case: muslim judge on multi-faith bench kept mum all


new delhi: a unique, multi-faith five-judge bench of the supreme court, with a sikh, christian, parsi, hindu and muslim on it, concluded hearings on the challenge to the triple talaq practice on thursday but justice abdul nazeer did not utter a single word during the six-day hearing. cji j s khehar and justices kurian joseph, r f nariman and u u lalit freely engaged the counsel seeking clarifications on doubts over religious practices and customs of the muslim community, but justice nazeer had no question to ask. probably, he was well aware of the origin, practice and prevalence of triple talaq among muslims in india and abroad. no hearing in any court in india on any muslim custom, practice or personal law can be complete without referring to sir dinshah fardunji mulla's monumental work .






triple talaq arguments begin in supreme court, daily updates


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: may 12, 2017 12:57 pm the supreme court is hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of triple talaq.a five-judge constitution bench, headed by chief justice j s khehar, started hearing arguments on thursday on the constitutional validity of the practice of ‘instant triple talaq’ or talaq-e-bidat. the supreme court has stated that it would first examine whether the islamic divorce practice “is fundamental to religion” and whether it fall in the category of enforceable fundamental rights. during the hearing on the first day, the court went through petitions claiming “the practice was not part of islamic law” and was liable to be struck down as “unlawful and unconstitutional”. the court also discusse...






triple talaq case: government ready to bring in law if supeme court bans practic


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: may 15, 2017 1:15 pm the supreme court. (file photo)on the third day of the suprme court hearing on the triple talaq issue, attorney general mukul rohatgi on monday informed the five-judge constitution bench that if the court bans the practice the government is ready to bring in a law holding the instant divorce practice illegal. “if the practice of instant divorce (triple talaq) is struck down by the court, then centre will bring a law to regulate marriage and divorce among the muslim community,” rohatgi said. he told the bench that triple talaq violates muslim women’s right to equality within the community and also within the country.earlier, the apex court made it clear to the centre that it will only deal with the issue of triple t...






will bring law if triple talaq is struck down, govt tells apex court


written by ananthakrishnan g | new delhi | published:may 15, 2017 9:00 pm supreme court.criticising the practice of triple talaq as “extra-judicious” and “discriminatory”, the centre told the supreme court on monday that it will come up with a law to deal with any situation that may arise if the court strikes down all forms of talaq as unconstitutional. “the centre will step in,” attorney general mukul rohatgi told a five-judge constitution bench of the supreme court which is hearing a batch of petitions challenging the validity of instant triple talaq, polygamy and nikah halala.the ag’s comments came in response to a query from the bench headed by chief justice of india j s khehar, which sought to know what was the recourse open to muslim men to seek divorce if it h...






women will get option to say no to triple talaq, muslim board tells sc


written by ananthakrishnan g | new delhi | published:may 19, 2017 3:13 am the supreme court. (file photo)the all india muslim personal law board (aimplb) told the supreme court on thursday that it would enable muslim brides to include in the nikahnama (marriage contract) a provision allowing them to say no to triple talaq.“we also don’t want the practice to go on. we had a meeting yesterday. it will be part of the nikahnama. we will send an advisory to all ‘qazis’ stating that they should avoid instant triple talaq,” senior counsel kapil sibal, appearing for the aimplb, told a five-judge bench headed by chief justice j s khehar.concluding its hearing of a clutch of petitions challenging the practice of triple talaq, polygamy and nikah halala, the bench, which includes ju...






triple talaq: qazis to take brides’ view on triple talaq: muslim law board | ind


new delhi: making a desperate attempt to dissuade the supreme court from testing the validity of triple talaq, the all-india muslim personal law board (aimplb) agreed on thursday to pass a resolution advising qazis to include the bride's view on triple talaq in the nikahnama. aimplb, through kapil sibal, responded to a query from the court about a woman being given the option to incorporate in the nikahnama whether she agreed to give her would-be husband the right of triple talaq. the court reserved its order on seven petitions which have questioned the validity of triple talaq. on the sixth and final day of hearing before a bench of chief justice j s khehar and justices kurian joseph, r f nariman, u u lalit and abdul nazeer, kapil sibal, representing aimplb, said, "i ha...






can there be an option with muslim women to exclude triple talaq in nikahnama: s


as hearing of validity of triple talaq is underway in the supreme court, the bench headed by  chief justice js khehar asked if there can be a provision by which a woman can exclude triple talaq as a clause in the marriage contract- nikahnama.according to a report in news 18.com, chief justice js khehar questioned all india muslim personal law board’s (aimplb) counsel, kapil sibal, “can a qazi while drawing the nikahnama give a proforma to the wife stating that she can exclude the option of triple talaq as a clause in the marriage contract”.reacting to which, zafaryab jilani, counsel for aimplb said, ” it was a good suggestion and the board would certainly look into it”. senior lawyer and congress leader, kapil sibal on the triple talaq said that the practice of giving talaq is ...






triple talaq: 5 judges of 5 faiths on sc's triple talaq bench; hearing to begin


new delhi: a unique combination of five supreme court judges belonging to different faiths will start hearing final arguments on the constitutional validity of triple talaq from thursday, the first day of the sc's summer vacation. for a sensitive issue like this, the lead petition is aptly titled "quest for equality vs jamiat ulama-i-hind". and hearing the case will be five judges from five different communities — cji j s khehar (sikh) and justices kurian joseph (christian), r f nariman (parsi), u u lalit (hindu) and abdul nazeer (muslim). however, it needs to be mentioned here that a judge decides a case only on the consideration of merit and nothing else as s/he takes oath that "i will bear true faith and solemnly affirm faith and allegiance to the constitution of india as by law e...






triple talaq: supreme court asks how 'sinful' triple talaq can be a matter of fa


the supreme court today asked muslim bodies how a practice like triple talaq can be a matter of "faith" when they have been asserting that it is "patriarchal", "bad in theology" and "sinful". a five-judge constitution bench headed by chief justice j s khehar also reserved its verdict on a clutch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of triple talaq among muslims after hearing parties including the centre, the all india muslim personal law board, the all india muslim women personal law board and various others for six days in summer vacation. the court took note of repeated submissions of the aimplb and former union minister and senior lawyer salman khurshid, who is assisting it in personal capacity, that triple talaq is not mentioned in holy quran and is rather "sinful...






brent musburger signs off after 50 years — and delivers a plug


after 50 years of sports broadcasting, brent musburger has called his last game, and it was an exciting one.the broadcasting legend called kentucky’s 90-81 overtime victory over sec rival georgia on tuesday night. following the game, espn gave this on-air tribute to musburger.after the tribute was complete, the legendary musburger signed off in his own inimitable way. here it is:before the game, kentucky and georgia thanked musburger for calling the action and sent the espn broadcaster into retirement with a few parting gifts. the bulldogs gave musburger a framed copy of their 1989 spring game program while calipari presented him with a framed white no. 50 jersey (for his years in the industry) to a standing ovation.musburger found himself embroiled in controversy last month after defendin