The top Court heard challenges to the Kerala and Tamil Nadu Governors’ withholding of Bills passed twice by the state legislative assemblies
20th Nov 2023More
A 7-judge Bench will examine if MLAs who accept bribes to vote in a house of legislature enjoy immunity from prosecution.
27th Sep 2023More
With the application of defection law being unclear, the SC will decide whether the case needs to be heard by a larger Bench.
22nd Jul 2022More
The Constitution of India bans members of the House from defecting from their political party.
9th Jul 2022More
SC refuses to delay the impending Maharashtra floor test. Uddhav Thackarey promptly resigns as CM.
30th Jun 2022More
MH Government argued that defection of rebel MLAs must be investigated before the floor test is conducted. MLAs argued two are unrelated.
29th Jun 2022More
DESK BRIEF: Judgments on Reservations in Promotions for SC/STs, and the suspension of 12 BJP MLAs from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
29th Jan 2022More
The State of Tamil Nadu v Governor of Tamil Nadu
The Supreme Court will hear petitions filed by the Tamil Nadu government against the Tamil Nadu Governor's withholding of pending bills passed by the state legislature. This case concerns the obligations of the Governor under Article 200, which deals with the Governor's power to assent to Bills.More
State of Kerala v Governor for State of Kerala
The Supreme Court will hear petitions from the Kerala government against the Governor of Kerala withholding assent on pending bills. This case concerns the obligations of the Governor under Article 200, which deals with the Governor's power to assent to Bills.More
N. Ravi v Speaker, Legislative Assembly Chennai
The Supreme Court will decide if the immunities enjoyed by law makers under Article 194 overrides the fundamental right to freedom of speech under Article 19More
Ashish Shelar v Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
The Supreme Court will decide whether the parliamentary resolution suspending 12 MLA’s from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for a year violates the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Rules. Further, the Court will decide the balance between the speakers power to maintain the decorum of the house and MLAs' right to freely express themselves.More
Sita Soren v Union of India
A 7 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court will decide whether a legislator enjoys immunity under Article 194(2) of the Constitution from prosecution for accepting bribes to vote in Parliament or an Assembly. The Court will engage with the limits to a parliamentarian's immunity in this case.More