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
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 5 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