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Teesta Setalvad’s Arrest and the ‘Larger Conspiracy’

On 2nd June 2022, activist Teesta Setalvad was arrested based on the Zakia Jafri Judgment

2nd Jul 2022

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Monthly Review: June 2022

One month into summer vacation, the SC continued to pass important judgments in 'urgent' and pending matters

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30th Jun 2022

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SCO Shorts: One Rank One Pension

On March 16th 2022, the SC upheld the OROP policy as proposed by the Union Government.

29th Jun 2022

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Agnipath at the SC: Plea Seeks SIT Probe Into Violence

In light of the widespread violence during the Agnipath Scheme protests, a PIL has been filed before the SC seeking an SIT probe

27th Jun 2022

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Court Data

Pendency at the Supreme Court: Half-Yearly Trends (2022)

Pendency in recent years has been on an aggressive rise at the Supreme Court due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

15th Jun 2022

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720 Applicants at the SC Received Free Legal Aid in 2020

In 2020, 720 litigants were granted free legal aid and 572 cases were filed through the SCLSC.

6th Jun 2022

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Sr. Adv. Trideep Pais at Delhi HC: Inconsistent Testimony Used to Charge Umar Khalid

Witness statement unreliable, Sessions Court Judge erred in denying bail to Mr. Khalid, claims Sr. Adv. Trideep Pais.

Court Data

500 RTI Rejections at the SC: The ‘Other’ Face of Transparency

Out of the 5,585 RTI applications received in 2020 and 2021, the SC rejected 537 with a majority coming under the 'Other' category.

28th Apr 2022

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SCO Explains: 2020 Amendments to the FCRA

We break down the 2020 Amendments to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, and the SC's decision upholding the Amendments.

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Congestion and Clearance: The Two Sides of the SC’s Pendency Crisis

DESK BRIEF: The Supreme Court's backlog continues to rise as cases take longer to be disposed of

20th Apr 2022

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Six Years on the Bench: Reviewing Justice Rao’s Legacy

Benches led by Justice L.N. Rao will decide key questions on reservations in promotion and rights of gig workers

14th Apr 2022

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Court Data

21 Out of Every 100 Cases Instituted Before the SC in 2021 Were Added to its Backlog

The SC’s clearance rate dropped to its lowest in 33 years.

12th Apr 2022

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The SC Needs an Uninterrupted 3.8 Years to Clear All Pending Cases

Congestion at the SC sees a fourfold increase over the course of a decade reaching numbers not seen in over 30 years.

Court Data

4 of the Next 7 CJIs Will Serve Shorter Than Average Tenures

We discuss the expected tenures of the next seven CJIs in this post.

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31st Dec 2021

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