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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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Hijab Ban Challenges: Here We Go Again

DESK BRIEF: Dhulia J emphasised that ‘finality is a good thing, but Justice is better' in an opinion that will prolong the Hijab Ban saga.

17th Oct 2022

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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.

Analysis

Key Supreme Court Judgments 2021

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

Analysis

SC Judgment Review 2021: Equality

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

21st Dec 2021

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cases

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. The clarifications will determine how inadequate representation can be quantified through data.

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Next Hearing: August 17, 2022

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 hearing 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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