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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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Sharad Bobde

The Desk

CJI Bobde’s Key Judgments on Personal Liberty, Religion, Gender Equality, and Electoral Processes

We examine a few crucial cases CJI Bobde authored, concurred or admitted

22nd Apr 2021

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Association for Democratic Reforms v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide the constitutional validity of the practice of appointing the members of the Election Commission by the Executive.

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Last Updated: June 17, 2021

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Anoop Baranwal v Union of India

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court is entertaining a PIL seeking to reform how members of the Election Commission of India are appointed.

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Bench:Indira Banerjee J, Vineet Saran J, M.R. Shah J, Aniruddha Bose J

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Abhiram Singh v C. D. Commachen

The 7-judge bench held that appealing to the ascriptive identities of any candidate and that of the voters constitutes a ‘corrupt practice’ under Section 123(3) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

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Electoral Bonds

Pending

Association for Democratic Reforms v Union of India

The Supreme Court is deciding whether the current electoral bonds scheme facilitates anonymous corporate funding to political parties and whether it was wrongly certified as a Finance Act.

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Bench: , A.S. Bopanna J, V Ramasubramanian J

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Sandeep Vinod Kumar Singh v Election Commission of India

A 3 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court chose not to interfere with an order passed by the Election Commission of India stalling the release of the PM Narendra Modi biopic.

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Last Updated: April 26, 2019

Bench:Sanjiv Khanna J, Ranjan Gogoi CJI

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K Sathyan v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide if electoral laws need to be reformed to accommodate new technology to expand voting rights to migrants, NRIs and to curb fraudulent votes.

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Last Updated: February 18, 2021

Bench: , A.S. Bopanna J, V Ramasubramanian J

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VVPAT

Decided

N Chandrababu Naidu v Union of India

On April 8th the SC ordered the Election Commission to increase the number of election booths that undergo VVPAT slip matching.

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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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