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SC Subverts Maharashtra’s Latest Attempt to Postpone Local Elections

With elections pending in nearly 2,500 local bodies, SC raps Maharashtra for abdicating its constitutional duty again.

4th May 2022

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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.

20th Jan 2022

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No OBC Reservations in Maharashtra Municipal Elections Without Data

Khanwilkar J dismissed the Maharashtra Government's petition seeking the Union Government's 2011 Socio Economic and Caste Census data.

18th 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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Court Data

Did the Swine Flu Outbreak Affect Judicial Output?

Comparative Analysis of the measures taken by the Court during the COVID-19 pandemic with measures taken during the swine flu outbreak.

18th Mar 2020

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Court Data

Low number of summer vacation judgments

Variation in the yearly number of judgments delivered during the summer vacation of the Supreme Court.

18th Jun 2019

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Court Data

# of Judgments Authored: Lokur (L) vs. Average (A)

Comparative assessment of the number of judgments authored by Justice Lokur, upon his retirement.

14th Dec 2018

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The Desk

SC Sets Up In-House Think Tank

Centre for Research and Planning, an "in-house think tank" has been established by Ranjan Gogoi CJI.

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5th Nov 2018

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Court Data

Inconsistency of Supreme Court Data Releases

Lack of consistency in the release of pendency data by Supreme Court.

11th May 2018

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Pattali Makkal Katchi v Mayileruperumal

The Supreme Court held that Tamil Nadu's reservation for Vanniyars in education and employment within the Most Backward Classes category was unconstitutional. The Court observed that the reservation was not supported by empirical data on backwardness.

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Bench:L.N. Rao J, B.R. Gavai J, B.V. Nagarathna J

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