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 2024More
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 2024More
2023 has been an action-packed year at the Supreme Court. We feature 10 significant judgments and their fallout
27th Dec 2023More
On Day 1, petitioners argued that anonymous corporate funding decimates a representative democracy
8th Nov 2023More
Are electoral bonds the future of transparent elections, as the Union government claims, or the instrument of its demise?
31st Oct 2023More
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 2023More
A 5-Judge Bench is deciding whether the appointment process in the ECI is unconstitutional and must be reformed.
24th Nov 2022More
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 2022More
In State of Goa v Fouziya Imtiaz Sheikh the Court emphasised that an independent Election Commission is key to India’s democracy.
22nd Dec 2021More
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.More
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.More