Supreme Court justices resumed regular hearings of all kinds of cases on Wednesday, more than a month after they started boycotting benches in protest against Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana. Of the 19 justices at the Supreme Court, 18 returned to the benches after a lottery system was introduced on Wednesday to decide which bench hears what cases. One justice is currently out of the country. Introduction of the lottery system was one of the demands of the justices who had accused Chief Justice Rana of assigning cases in an unscrupulous manner, thereby fuelling corruption in the judiciary. The lottery system has ended over a month-long crisis in the judiciary. This system has also snatched away the chief justice’s inherent right to assign cases.