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January 2024: Increase in institution of cases; disposal continues at a brisk rate

Despite seven judges being occupied by the AMU hearings for eight days, the Court managed to dispose of 5,453 cases in January

14th Feb 2024

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Supreme Court 2023 Review: Pendency of cases

Court Data

Supreme Court makes a dent in pendency in 2023 despite closing with 80,439 open cases

The pendency number seems alarming but it needs to be viewed in the context of past figures, improved access and a change in counting method

28th Dec 2023

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Analysis

Though 80,346 cases remain pending in the top court, hope persists

The Supreme Court disposed of a record number of cases in 2023. Will it be enough to tackle the growing pile of pendency?

24th Dec 2023

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Analysis

Critical Opportunity for Structural Reform in the Supreme Court of India

Resurrecting the constitutional function has the potential to change the way the Supreme Court of India operates

16th Oct 2023

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Analysis

Constitution Benches to become a “permanent feature” of SC: Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud

In 2023, a Constitution Bench has assembled almost each month to tackle matters of public importance

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21st Sep 2023

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Court Data

Where are the Seven and Nine Judge Constitution Benches?

Constitution Benches assembled 55 times in the first half of 2023. None of them were seven and nine-judge Benches.

31st Jul 2023

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five-Judge Pendency

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Half-Yearly Five-Judge Constitution Bench Pendency | 2023

The Supreme Court heard and decided several five-Judge Constitution Bench cases this year, leading to a drop in the number of pending cases.

26th Jul 2023

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Long SC Vacations: Wasteful or Crucial for Quality of Justice?

With 68,000+ cases pending at the SC, many criticise it for its 6-7 week summer vacation. This break, however, might be crucial for its work

22nd Jun 2023

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Court Data

Pendency at the Supreme Court: Half-Yearly Trends (2023)

The decline in half-year pendency numbers is a hopeful sign that pendency may drop further in 2023.

14th Jun 2023

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Supreme Court of India | Assessing Vacation

Analysis

Long SC Vacations: Wasteful or Crucial for Quality of Justice?

With 68,000+ cases pending at the SC, many criticise it for its 6-7 week summer vacation. This break, however, might be crucial for its work

10th Jun 2023

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Number of Pending Cases at the SC Begins to Offer Hope as 2022 Ends

The post-summer session of the Court saw pendency drop by almost 2,500 cases. Will this trend continue?

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22nd Dec 2022

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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.

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Next Hearing: December 8, 2023

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

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