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SC's Power to Grant Divorce: Constitution Bench Reserves Judgment

Last week, 5 Judges heard arguments on whether Indian citizens have a fundamental right to get divorce.

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EWS Reservations Hearings Draw To a Close

A Constitution Bench led by CJI Lalit reserved Judgment on EWS Reservations last week.

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In a landmark Judgment, Justice Chandrachud observed that all women, whether married or unmarried, are entitled to abortion services.

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Disqualification Proceedings Against Maharashtra MLAs

02 Aug 2022

Pending

Subhash Desai v Principal Secretary, Governor of Maharashtra

The Supreme Court is deciding whether the rebellion within the Shiv Sena led by Mr. Eknath Shinde amounts to defection under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution.

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Assam’s National Register of Citizens

18 Oct 2021

Pending

Assam Public Works v Union of India

The Court monitored how the State Coordinator updated Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC), so as to ensure that the NRC was published as mandated by the Assam Accord of 15 August 1985.

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The Lieutenant Governor and the NCT Delhi

16 Oct 2021

Pending

Government of NCT of Delhi v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether the provisions introduced by The Government of National Capital Territory (Amendment) Act, 2021 violate the principles of federalism, separation of powers, representative democracy, and the rule of law.

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Azam Khan- Freedom of Speech and Expression

16 Oct 2021

Pending

Kaushal Kishore v State Of Uttar Pradesh

This case will decide whether the right to free speech and expression, especially of those in public office, may be curtailed by the right to dignity.

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MLA Bribery

04 Sep 2021

Pending

Sita Soren v Union of India

A 5 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court will decide whether a legislator enjoys immunity under Article 194(2) of the Constitution from prosecution for accepting bribes to vote in Parliament or an Assembly.

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Election Commission Appointments

18 Oct 2021

Pending

Anoop Baranwal v Union of India

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court is entertaining a PIL seeking to reform how members of the Election Commission of India are appointed.

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Euthanasia and the Right to Die with Dignity

09 Sep 2021

Decided

Common Cause v Union of India

A Constitution Bench decided that the right to life with dignity under Article 21 includes a right to die with dignity.

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Decriminalisation of Adultery

18 Oct 2021

Decided

Joseph Shine v Union of India

The Court decriminalised adultery, striking down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC).

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Whatsapp-Facebook Privacy

14 Oct 2021

Pending

Karmanya Singh Sareen v Union of India

The Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to WhatsApps privacy policy for violating the right to privacy. The policy permits WhatsApp to share data with Facebook and all its group companies for the purposes of commercial advertising and marketing.

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