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The Desk

Justice L. Nageswara Rao’s Tenure in Numbers

The SC's long season of judicial retirements continues with Justice L.N. Rao's term ending on June 7th. SCO reviews his tenure in numbers.

8th Jun 2022

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Court Data

720 Applicants at the SC Received Free Legal Aid in 2020

In 2020, 720 litigants were granted free legal aid and 572 cases were filed through the SCLSC.

6th Jun 2022

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Court Data

Does the Judiciary Remain a Man’s World?

We look at gender representation in the judiciary—High Courts, Supreme Court and the Collegium— in numbers.

10th Mar 2022

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Court Data

91% of Cases Disposed in 2021 were at Admission Stage

A majority of the SC’s time in 2021 was spent disposing of cases that did not involve a substantial question of law.

7th Mar 2022

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Court Data

Pendency of Cases at the SC over the Past 5 Years [2017-2021]

Apart from 2017, the total number of pending cases at the SC increased every year from January to December.

17th Dec 2021

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The Desk

Farm Laws Repealed – What Now for the ‘Right to Protest’?

DESK BRIEF: After the farm laws repeal, will the SC make it harder for protests to make a significant impact?

24th Nov 2021

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Court Data

What is a Typical SC Judge’s Career Path?

Data reveales that High Court judges who were advocates hold more Supreme Court positions than those from the subordinate judiciary.

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17th Nov 2021

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The Desk

Challenging the NGT’s Use of Suo Moto Powers

16 orders of the NGT are now before the Supreme Court on appeal. The Court will decide whether the NGT has suo moto powers.

23rd Sep 2021

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The Desk

COVID Coverage: Prisons-September 23rd 2021

The Court sought information on the internet facilities in prisons in order to implement a system for online transmission of bail orders.

23rd Sep 2021

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The Desk

COVID Coverage: Contagion in Prisons

The Supreme Court took cognizance of the threat posed by the pandemic on prisoners and issued directions to the States.

23rd Sep 2021

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