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Looking Ahead: Key SC Cases 2022

The Supreme Court in 2022 is poised to address key questions on reservations, terror, and freedom of the press.

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Key Supreme Court Judgments 2021

We review the SC's most significant judgments in 2021.

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SC Judgment Review 2021: Equality

In 2021, the Supreme Court issued three important judgments on substantive equality. 

21st Dec 2021

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Jarnail Singh v Lacchmi Narain Gupta

The Court looked into whether reservations for SCs and STs should extend to promotions, by assessing its 2006 Nagaraj judgment. It will now give clarifications on its 2018 judgment.

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Last Updated: 20211026

Bench:L.N. Rao J, Sanjiv Khanna J, B.R. Gavai J

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Indian Young Lawyers’ Association v State of Kerala

The Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the Sabarimala Temple's custom of prohibiting women in their 'menstruating years' from entering.

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Joseph Shine v Union of India

The Court decriminalised adultery, striking down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC).

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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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Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v Union of India

A 4:1 majority upheld the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 as constitutional, however, it struck down individual sections of the Act as unconstitutional.

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Swati Agarwal v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide if Sections 3 and 5 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 violate Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India, 1950.

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Bench:Ranjan Gogoi CJI, Deepak Gupta J

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Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide if Section 2(f) of The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions Act, 2004 and Section 2(c) of The National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 is constitutionally valid.

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Last Updated: 20200810

Bench:S.K. Kaul J, M.M. Sundresh J

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