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Judgment Pronouncement: Validity of Circumstantial Evidence in Bribery Cases

The Constitution Bench led by Justice Nazeer held that public officials can be convicted for bribery without direct evidence.

15th Dec 2022

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Day 2: Courts and the Constitution Conference

The Courts and Constitution Conference was held on April 15th-16th, at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.

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SC On PMLA: A Fine Balance?

DESK BRIEF: Will the Court continue to maintain a minimum interference policy in special criminal laws with PMLA?

4th Feb 2022

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Justice Sinha’s Impact on Criminal law

Justice Sinha's judgment set an important precedent for the use of the 'last seen' theory in criminal law, upholding the standard of proof.

15th Sep 2021

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Karti P. Chidambaram v Enforcement Directorate

The Supreme Court will decide if the Enforcment Directorate is obligated to provide the accused with the EDIR filed against them, and if the reversal of the presumption of innocence in money laundering cases is constitutional. The outcome of this review will have an impact on the rights of an accused person in India’s criminal jurisprudence. It will decide if an accused can be presumed guilty until proven otherwise.

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Joseph Shine v Union of India

On September 27th 2018, the Court decriminalised adultery. On January 31st 2023, the Court clarified that decriminalising adultery did not impact members of the Armed Forces.

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Subramanian Swamy v Union of India

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the criminal offence of defamation under Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code.

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Last Updated: 20160313

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Public Interest Foundation v Union of India

A 5 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court held that a person cannot be disqualified from membership in a legislative body on the mere framing of criminal charges against them.

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People's Union for Civil Liberties v Union of India

A three-judge Bench will issue further directions to ensure implementation of the judgment in Shreya Singhal v Union of India, which declared Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (the IT Act) unconstitutional. Through its Orders in this case, the Court must ensure that citizens are not jailed under a law that has already been held unconstitutional.

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Last Updated: 20210714

Bench:U.U. Lalit CJI, S.R. Bhat J, Ajay Rastogi J

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N Ram & Ors v Union of India

The Supreme Court initiated suo moto criminal contempt proceedings against Advocate Prashant Bhushan and Twitter India, on the basis of two tweets posted by Bhushan.

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Last Updated: 20200813

Bench:B.R. Gavai J, Krishna Murari J, Arun Mishra J

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