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People approaching the Supreme Court (Election cases)

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The Supreme Court’s election duty

Landmark decisions, frivolous petitions, review requests—the top court sees it all during election season

20th May 2024

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A complete timeline of the Electoral Bond Scheme

A comprehensive timeline of one of the biggest cases on political funding that preceded the 2024 Lok Sabha Election

14th May 2024

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Electoral Bonds scheme Feature part 2

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The making and unmaking of the Electoral Bond Scheme: Part 2

Several elections came and went before the top Court heard the case on merits. Yet, petitioners believe their eventual victory is not hollow

17th Apr 2024

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The making and unmaking of the Electoral Bond Scheme: Part 1

The Supreme Court’s judgement has validated the concerns expressed by various stakeholders during the planning stage of the Scheme.

11th Apr 2024

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Monthly Review: March 2024

In March 2024, Division Benches of the top court passed crucial orders which impact governance, elections and free speech

11th Apr 2024

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2024 Spring Session Review

Compelling hearings and pleasantly surprising judgements in a quarter when the Supreme Court kicked off its 75th year celebrations

10th Apr 2024

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Transparency tunes in to the “dance of democracy”

The Supreme Court is now hearing a gamut of cases that will have a bearing on the future of democracy

18th Mar 2024

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Electoral Bonds, SBI

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RTI, privacy, proportionality, empirical evidence…and AI transcripts—key themes from the Electoral Bonds judgement

We highlight four aspects that stood out to us in the Court’s ruling on the unconstitutionality of the Electoral Bonds Scheme

20th Feb 2024

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Proportionality: Tried and Tested

In ruling that the Electoral Bond Scheme is invalid, the Court applied the double proportionality test to balance between fundamental rights

19th Feb 2024

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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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2023 Supreme Court Review: 10 key hearings

Political issues and human rights concerns tested the Court's capacity to protect constitutional values. Here are 10 important hearings

28th Dec 2023

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“An unequal playing field will not disappear once we have transparency”: Dr. Udit Bhatia on the Electoral Bonds Scheme

Bhatia argues that the democratic dividends of transparency are going to be lost if parties continue having disproportionate campaign power

21st Dec 2023

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