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Supreme Court directs High Courts to register suo moto case for speedy disposal of criminal cases against legislators

A year ago, there were more than 5000 criminal cases pending across the country against current or former legislators

18th Nov 2023

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Has the Supreme Court Collegium’s Focus Shifted to Diversity and Inclusion?

DESK BRIEF: Recent Collegium recommendations show a renewed attention towards ensuring regional and gender diversity in Indian courts.

8th Jul 2023

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Court Data

Only 107 of 788 Sitting High Court Judges are Women

With hardly any senior women judges in India's High Courts, gender diversity at the Supreme Court will take a hit.

30th Jun 2023

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14 Out of 25 High Courts are Represented at the Supreme Court

With no fixed rules about it, and the recent appointment of nine new judges, regional representation in the Supreme Court has changed.

30th Sep 2021

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Religious, Caste and Gender Diversity: A Factor for SC Judges?

What are the criteria for appointing SC judges? Recent collegium resolutions have been taking a need for 'due representation' into account.

28th Sep 2021

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Should Courts have Suo Moto Powers?

Courts often exercise their suo moto jurisdiction by taking up matters based on media reports or act on letters written to them.

17th Sep 2021

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Regional Representation at the Supreme Court [1985-2021]

The Delhi and Bombay High Courts has sent the most number of judges to the Supreme Court. Some High Courts in the North East have sent none.

29th Jul 2021

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11.7% of High Court Judges are Women

11.7% of all the current judges of the 25 High Courts in India, are women.

24th Jun 2021

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SC Justices Spend an Average 14.7 Years in High Courts Before Elevation

We examine the average High Court tenure of the current sitting judges.

3rd Jun 2021

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Court Revisits Transfer Power Under Article 139A

There is no absolute proposition of law governing the power to transfer cases from a High Court to the Supreme Court under Article 139A.

18th Aug 2020

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How regionally diverse is the Supreme Court (2020)

This post discusses regional diversity in the Supreme Court.

7th May 2020

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Four new judges appointed to the Supreme Court

President confirms appointment of four new judges upon recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium.

20th Sep 2019

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