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The Desk

Maharashtra Political Crisis: Are Party Defections and Party Splits the Same?

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 2022

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Court in Review: Defection of Assembly Members

The Constitution of India bans members of the House from defecting from their political party.

9th Jul 2022

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SCO Shorts: Shiv Sena’s Floor Test in Maharashtra

SC refuses to delay the impending Maharashtra floor test. Uddhav Thackarey promptly resigns as CM.

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30th Jun 2022

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SC Refuses to Stay Maharashtra Governor’s Call for Floor Test

MH Government argued that defection of rebel MLAs must be investigated before the floor test is conducted. MLAs argued two are unrelated.

29th Jun 2022

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Reviewing Week 4 (2022) : Judgments on Reservations and MLA Suspension

DESK BRIEF: Judgments on Reservations in Promotions for SC/STs, and the suspension of 12 BJP MLAs from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

29th Jan 2022

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7 legal questions on ‘Pro-tem Speaker’

Appointment of K.G. Bopiah as pro-tem speaker challenged by Opposition as unconstitutional.

19th May 2018

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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.

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MLA Bribery

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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.

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Next Hearing:

Last Updated: 20190307

Bench:Abdul Nazeer J, B.R. Gavai J, A.S. Bopanna J, V Ramasubramanian J, B.V. Nagarathna J

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