Mineral Area Development Authority v Steel Authority of India
The Court will determine whether royalty paid by mine operators to the Union government is a form of tax
Bilkis Yakub Rasool v Union of India
The Supreme Court held that Gujarat government was the incorrect authority to grant remission to 11 men convicted of gangrape in the Bilkis Bano case.
Kaushal Kishore v State Of Uttar Pradesh
The Constitution Bench held that the Freedom of Speech of public officials cannot be restricted in favour of another persons fundamental rights. However, they held that the State has an obligation to protect the fundamental rights of citizen's even against non-state actors such as other private persons.
Neeraj Dutta v State (Govt of NCT of Delhi)
A Constitution Bench led by Justice Nazeer unanimously held that public officials can be convicted for bribery on the basis of circumstantial evidence if there is no direct evidence.
Sukhpal Singh Khaira v State of Punjab
The SC will decide if a new accused can be summoned after the trial has concluded and the Judgment has already been delivered.
Vivek Narayan Sharma v Union of India
The Supreme Court upheld the Union's 2016 demonetisation scheme in a 4:1 split. The majority held that the scheme was proportionate to the the Union's stated objectives and was implemented in a reasonable manner.
Pattali Makkal Katchi v Mayileruperumal
The Supreme Court held that Tamil Nadu's reservation for Vanniyars in education and employment within the Most Backward Classes category was unconstitutional. The Court observed that the reservation was not supported by empirical data on backwardness.