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The Birth of the Indian Supreme Court

India celebrates its 74th Republic Day today. SCO revisits the constitutional ideals on which the SC was established.

26th Jan 2023

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Supreme Court Chair Collegium Appointments vacancy

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In Four Resolutions, SC Collegium Strikes Back at Union Government

The SC Collegium reiterated five names, highlighted delays caused by the Union, and gave insight into Union’s Considerations in appointments

20th Jan 2023

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Justice Nazeer’s Notable Judgments: A Consistent Presence on Constitution Benches

Despite being a part of 10 Constitution Benches, Justice Nazeer did not author a Judgment in any of the cases.

6th Jan 2023

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Justice Abdul Nazeer’s Tenure in Numbers

Justice Abdul Nazeer was the third seniormost Judge of the Supreme Court when he retired. SCO assesses the statistics of his tenure.

5th Jan 2023

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2022 Supreme Court Review: Gender Equality

SC Judgments in the challenge to the Hijab Ban and on abortion laws for married women were important milestones in equality for women.

30th Dec 2022

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Reservation policies in India

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2022 Supreme Court Review: Reservations

Judgments on various reservation policies this year provided little clarity on what this affirmative action measure is meant to accomplish.

28th Dec 2022

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2022 Supreme Court Review: Freedom of Speech

The most important Freedom of Speech cases at the Supreme Court were characterised by the Union's inability to follow the Court's directions

28th Dec 2022

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From the editor's desk

The differential levels of scrutiny the Court applies to studies on caste vis-a-vis economic backwardness may have deep and abiding implications for how affirmative action policies are crafted in the future, and is especially prescient in a situation where challenges to EWS reservations remain pending.
Can the Supreme Court Provide Reservations for Orphans?

With the petition seeking orphans to be identified as a backward class, are we moving away from a caste centric definition of backwardness.

Part I—The Mandal and Sinho Commissions: A Study in Contrasts

There is a marked difference in the methodology employed by the Mandal and Major Sinho Commissions in studying backwardness.

SC Offers Hope for OBC Reservations in Maharashtra Municipal Elections

The Maharashtra government was directed to submit data justifying its OBC reservation policy to the State Commission for Backward Castes.

Medical Students Relieved as SC Issues Order in PG NEET Case

DESK BRIEF: The SC issued an Order allowing the Union to immediately commence counselling for admissions to postgraduate medical programmes.