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Court Data

91% of Cases Disposed in 2021 were at Admission Stage

A majority of the SC’s time in 2021 was spent disposing of cases that did not involve a substantial question of law.

7th Mar 2022

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Number of Cases Instituted at the SC Drops After COVID-19

Limited functioning of the Court during the pandemic has affected the number of cases instituted before the SC in 2020 and 2021

20th Jan 2022

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Constitution Bench Pendency at the SC (2019-2021)

This post analyses changes in the pendency of matters before Constitution Benches of the Supreme Court from January 2019 to December 2021. 

24th Dec 2021

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50 Constitution Bench Matters Remain Pending Before the SC (2021)

We discuss the changes in pendency before Constitution Benches of the Supreme Court in 2021. 

23rd Dec 2021

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The Desk

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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The Desk

SC Judgment Review 2021: Elections and Democracy

In State of Goa v Fouziya Imtiaz Sheikh the Court emphasised that an independent Election Commission is key to India’s democracy.

22nd Dec 2021

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SC Judgment Review 2021: Equality

In 2021, the Supreme Court issued three important judgments on substantive equality. 

21st Dec 2021

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Pendency of Cases at the SC over the Past 5 Years [2017-2021]

Apart from 2017, the total number of pending cases at the SC increased every year from January to December.

17th Dec 2021

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Supreme Court Pendency in 2021 Increases by 7.3%

Pendency of cases at the SC has increased in 2021 by 7.3%. Currently 69,555 cases are pending.

15th Dec 2021

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The Desk

The Week Ahead

Today the Supreme Court begins its last week of hearings for the year, before closing for a 2 week long winter vacation on December 20th.

13th Dec 2021

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