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Supreme Court Review 2023: Freedom of Speech

The Court ruled in favour of media outlets in some free speech cases though the key sedition matter is moving at a glacial pace

3rd Jan 2024

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Guidelines for search and seizure of digital devices a must under right to privacy, Supreme Court says

Supreme Court directs Union to frame guidelines for search and seizure of digital devices by investigative agencies

7th Nov 2023

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Stronger Suppression of ‘Dangerous’ Speech a Must, Says Law Commission

DESK BRIEF: In its 279th Report, the Law Commission recommended broadening the scope of sedition and increasing quantum of punishment.

5th Jun 2023

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November Monthly Review

CJI Lalit retired at the beginning of November 2022, but the Constitution Bench listed during his term continued to be heard.

4th Dec 2022

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SCO Weekly: Hijab Ban to be Heard One More Time

A 2-Judge Bench of the SC delivered a split verdict on Karnataka’s Hijab Ban, which means the case will be deliberated for a 3rd time!

16th Oct 2022

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SC Daily Update: Section 66A, Justice Indira Banerjee’s Constitution Benches

Today the SC directed the Union to submit a report on which State governments were non-compliant with the SC's Judgment Shreya Singhal.

6th Sep 2022

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SC Stays MediaOne TV Ban, Grants Petitioners Interim Relief

A three-Judge Bench stayed the Malayalam channel's ban, permitting it to resume operations until the Court reaches a final verdict.

15th Mar 2022

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Juggling Security and Freedoms at the SC

DESK BRIEF: SCO explores the fine line between security and Constitutional freedoms that the SC is set to draw across cases.

11th Mar 2022

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MediaOne TV Ban: Will the Court Balance Free Speech and National Security?

Amidst concerns of national security, the Supreme Court shall next hear the challenge to MediaOne TV's ban on March 15th.

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MLA Suspension in Maharashtra: A Threat to Democracy?

DESK BRIEF: The SC observed that suspension of Assembly members for long periods through majority resolutions threatened democracy.

12th Jan 2022

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Looking Ahead 2022: SC on Press Freedom

The Supreme Court is likely to hear two important cases raising questions about press freedom in 2022.

30th Dec 2021

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SG Vombatkere v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide if Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, that criminalises sedition, is unconstitutional.

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Next Hearing: July 18, 2022

Last Updated: 20210716

Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud CJI, J.B. Pardiwala J, Manoj Misra J

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