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Delhi HC Questions If Umar Khalid’s Speech Was An Invitation to Violence

The Delhi High Court is keen to bring the hearings to a close before June 4th, when the Court breaks for vacation.

20th May 2022

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SC’s Top Cases 2021: Judicial Independence

The Supreme Court and the Union Government reached an impasse over the subject of appointment and service conditions of tribunal members.

23rd Dec 2021

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SC’s Top Cases 2021: Reservations

The Supreme Court focused on the data behind reservation policies and laid down conditions to justify reservations.

23rd Dec 2021

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SC’s Top Cases 2021: Rights of Non-Citizens

The Supreme Court addressed the rights of Rohingya refugees and admitted a challenge to restrictions placed on OCIs by the Government.

22nd Dec 2021

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SC’s Top Cases 2021: Non-Discrimination

The Supreme Court used principles of intersectionality, indirect discrimination and reasonable accommodation in their decisions in 2021.

21st Dec 2021

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SC’s Top Cases 2021: Farm Laws

The Farm Laws saga has left multiple questions to be answered by the Court, despite the laws being repealed.

21st Dec 2021

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Pendency in the Supreme Court (2021)

Desk Brief: The total number of pending cases in the Supreme Court increased in 2021 for the fourth year in a row.

20th Dec 2021

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The SC’s Top Cases 2021: Threats of Surveillance, Sedition and Dead Laws

The Supreme Court addressed a plethora of possible threats to the freedom of speech and expression of the press this year.

20th Dec 2021

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SC’s Top Cases 2021: COVID Interventions

The Supreme Court intervened to provide relief to citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic, often by exercising their suo-moto powers.

20th Dec 2021

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What Types of Judgments is the SC Translating? [March 2020 – December 2021]

Since March 2020 the majority of translated SC judgments were Service and Ordinary Civil Law Matters.

18th Dec 2021

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CJI Ramana Criticises ‘Indiscriminate’ Use of PMLA Powers

CJI Ramana and Bopanna J cautioned against rampantly using PMLA to arrest individuals.

16th Dec 2021

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The SC Emphasises Data in Reservation Cases

The Court's emphasis on data in the AIQ-NEET Case is consistent with their previous demands for data in reservations cases.

1st Dec 2021

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Gujarat Riots SIT: 4 Must Reads

A curated set of ‘must reads’ surrounding the events of the Gujarat riots, the investigations that followed and their fallout.

30th Nov 2021

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Farm Laws Repealed – What Now for the ‘Right to Protest’?

DESK BRIEF: After the farm laws repeal, will the SC make it harder for protests to make a significant impact?

24th Nov 2021

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The Supreme Court’s Translation Project is Slowing to a Halt

The Supreme Court has translated only 31 judgments since March 1st 2020 and is translating them into fewer languages.

12th Nov 2021

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COVID Coverage: Disability Access in Online Classes – November 12th 2021

The Supreme Court gave the Union Government two weeks to return with possible solutions for providing disability access in online classes.

12th Nov 2021

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Recasting the Right to Protest: Shaheen Bagh to Lakhimpur Kheri

We discuss the Supreme Court's engagements with the farmers' right to protest in the context of the Heckler's Veto principle.

18th Oct 2021

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Tribunals Reforms Act: 4 Must Reads

The Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021 is currently being challenged in the Supreme Court. Here are some related must reads.

23rd Sep 2021

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NCLT to Tribunals Reforms: An Emerging Pattern

Who should exercise control over tribunals: the Executive or the Judiciary?

15th Sep 2021

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How Do We Appoint Supreme Court Judges?

The judiciary appoints its own judges - a common source of conflict with the executive. But what does the process entail?

28th Aug 2021

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Is Gender Now a Criteria For Appointing SC Judges?

While the primary criteria for SC appointments has always been seniority, some argue that gender should also be an important consideration.

25th Aug 2021

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Justice Navin Sinha Retires: 9 Key Judgments

Justice Navin Sinha retired on August 18th, 2021. He wrote 126 judgments as a Supreme Court judge during his four year tenure.

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18th Aug 2021

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Justice Nariman: What Made His Judgments Different?

Justice Nariman authored 307 judgments during his 7 year tenure at the SC. What were the trends that made them stand out?

16th Aug 2021

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Justice Nariman’s Impact on Reservation in Promotions

Nariman J clarified the scope of reservation in promotions for SC/ST's and Persons with Disability (PwDs).

14th Aug 2021

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Live Streaming Justice

The Supreme Court committed to devising a livestream system for courts in 2018. This commitment has seen some new developments during 2020.

11th Aug 2021

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Which High Courts Do SC Judges Come From?

The Supreme Court comprises judges from High Courts across the country, but how balanced is this representation?

5th Aug 2021

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Section 66A: 4 Must Reads

Section 66A was declared unconstitutional, but continues to be used to arrest people. Here are some must reads on the issue.

30th Jul 2021

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The COVID Slump

COVID-19 has drastically affected the functioning of the SCI. A year into the pandemic, what do the numbers look like?

22nd Jul 2021

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The Average Tenure of an SC Justice has Increased by 282 Days

Over the last 21 years, the average tenure of Supreme Court judges has increased by 282 days.

30th Jun 2021

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Monthly Review: June 2021

In June 2021, the Supreme Court issued important directions related to the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

30th Jun 2021

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SCO Explains: COVID Board Exam Hearings

We discuss the recent COVID Board Exam hearings and the schemes enacted by the CBSE and ICSE for the evaluation of Class 10, 11 and 12.

26th Jun 2021

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Election Commission: 4 Must Reads

We have curated a set of must-reads that examine the practices of the Election Commission in recent times and its interaction with the SC.

22nd Jun 2021

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How many Constitution Bench cases are pending?

The Court has 48 Constitution Benches which are hearing 396 cases. The rate of disposal for such matters has reduced during the pandemic.

14th Jun 2021

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Executive Silence and the Unconventional Role of the Judiciary

During COVID-19, the Court has gone beyond its adversarial role, taking on the role of rights-based forum and 'nudging' governments.

6th Jun 2021

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Supreme Court Clarifies Stance on Repugnancy of Statutes

The Bench ruled that West Bengal's WB-HIRA was virtually identical to the Central RERA. So, it was struck down for repugnancy.

25th May 2021

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Supreme Court Frames Guidelines to Tackle Pendency of Cheque Dishonour Cases

There should be reasons for a summons trial, and testimony through affidavit is allowed. Multiple offences may be tried jointly.

30th Apr 2021

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Court Cautions High Courts Against Passing Orders Asking Police not to take “Coercive Steps”

SC cautions High Courts to not use their inherent powers on 'whim and caprice' while issuing 'no coercive steps' orders to police.

29th Apr 2021

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Justice Shantanagoudar Wrote 136 Judgments in 4 Years

We remember Justice Shantanagoudar’s judicial career by statistically looking at his term in the Supreme Court.

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26th Apr 2021

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