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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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COVID Coverage: National Pandemic Policy – May 31st

The Amici Curiae and the Bench presented issues for the Union to address in their vaccination policy and the upcoming hearings.

31st May 2021

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cases

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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Nabam Rebia v Deputy Speaker

The Supreme Court settled the question of governor's discretion and the 'scope' of judicial review over governor's functions.

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Government of NCT of Delhi v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether the provisions introduced by The Government of National Capital Territory (Amendment) Act, 2021 violate the principles of federalism, separation of powers, representative democracy, and the rule of law.

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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: August 10, 2020

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

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EWS Reservation

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Youth for Equality v Union of India

Several writ petitions have challenged the constitutionality of the Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act, 2019, which introduces reservations for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).

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Last Updated: August 6, 2020

Bench:B.R. Gavai J, Subash Reddy J,

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Jaishri Laxmanrao Patil v Chief Minister, Maharashtra

The Supreme Court struck down Maharashtra’s Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act, 2018, which grants reservations to the Maratha community for violating the 50% limit on reservations and the 102nd Amendment of the Constitution.

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Article 370

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Manohar Lal Sharma v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of the Presidential Orders that removed Jammu and Kashmir’s special constitutional status and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, which bi-furcated the State into two Union Territories.

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Last Updated: March 2, 2020

Bench:N.V. Ramana J, S.K. Kaul J, Subash Reddy J, B.R. Gavai J, Surya Kant J

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