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Five election-related cases in the Court’s docket in the run-up to the 2024 polls

The what, when and why of the top court’s decisions in these key cases could have significant ramifications on India’s electoral landscape

8th Feb 2024

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Time limit to fill casual vacancies: Supreme Court considers forming guidelines for Election Commission

The Court set aside a Bombay High Court direction to hold the election to replace Late Member of Parliament Girish Bapat immediately.

9th Jan 2024

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2023

Analysis

2023 Supreme Court Review: 10 key judgements

2023 has been an action-packed year at the Supreme Court. We feature 10 significant judgments and their fallout

27th Dec 2023

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Challenge to the Electoral Bonds Scheme | Day 1

On Day 1, petitioners argued that anonymous corporate funding decimates a representative democracy

8th Nov 2023

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Electoral Bonds, Supreme Court of India

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Electoral bonds and democracy: What’s at stake?

Are electoral bonds the future of transparent elections, as the Union government claims, or the instrument of its demise?

31st Oct 2023

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Union Bill Seeks to Nullify Another Supreme Court Judgement

DESK BRIEF: New Bill proposes a three-member committee with two members of the ruling party to nominate members of the Election Commission.

12th Aug 2023

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Analysis

SCO Shorts: Challenge to Appointments in the Election Commission of India

A 5-Judge Bench is deciding whether the appointment process in the ECI is unconstitutional and must be reformed.

24th Nov 2022

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Analysis

More Vote Verification for a Better Democracy?

Concerns about vote tampering and pleas to increase verification during elections are not new, and has resurfaced again at the SC as a PIL.

9th Mar 2022

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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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Election Commission: 4 Must Reads

We have curated a set of must-reads that examine the practices of the Election Commission in recent times and its interaction with the SC.

22nd Jun 2021

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Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v Union of India

The Supreme Court is hearing challenges against the practice of offering and distributing freebies during election campaigns. The Court's decision will determine how political parties contest elections in India.

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Next Hearing: January 17, 2024

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Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud CJI, J.B. Pardiwala J, Manoj Misra J

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Anoop Baranwal v Union of India

The Supreme Court held that a committee comprising the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and the Chief Justice of India will advise the President on appointments to the Election Commission of India until Parliament enacts a law on the subject.

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