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Nagaraj: The law on SC/ST promotions
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

What is the background of Nagaraj, and what did the court say in its verdict?

SC/ST govt employees: Quota in job promotions not barred till we decide, says SC
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

As per the order Tuesday, any such appointment will also be subject to the final outcome of petitions which have raised the question and are pending before the apex court.

Justice delivery system is begging for total overhaul, says Justice Ranjan Gogoi
Sat, Jun 02, 2018

Justice Gogoi was speaking at the launch of child rights activist and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s book Every Child Matters.

Mercy plea rejected by President, what next for death-row convict?
Thu, May 31, 2018

There have been precedents that show judicial options remain for a death-row convict even after rejection by the President.

ULFA-Centre mediator Rebati Phukan missing, son moves Supreme Court
Wed, May 30, 2018

The petition filed by Phukan’s son Kaushik seeks direction to the authorities, including Assam government, to produce Phukan before the court.

Pro tem Speaker: One plea Congress lost, amid jokes about judges’ holiday
Sun, May 20, 2018

The Supreme Court rejected Saturday an attempt by the Congress-JD(S) to stall the appointment of K G Bopaiah as pro tem Speaker in Karnataka for B S Yeddyurappa’s floor test, which he did not face.

Karnataka Assembly Floor Test: Supreme Court rejects Congress plea, Bopaiah to continue as pro tem speaker
Sat, May 19, 2018

Challenging the appointment of Bopaiah as pro tem Speaker, the Congress pointed out that he had courted controversy in 2010 when, as Speaker, he disqualified 11 BJP MLAs who had revolted against Yeddyurappa and announced the withdrawal of support.

Karnataka government formation: Not in 15 days, BJP faces test today
Sat, May 19, 2018

Karnataka floor test: Doing away with the 15-day period that Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala granted to Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to prove his majority, the Supreme Court Friday directed that he take a floor test in the House at 4 pm Saturday.

Karnataka floor test: Yeddyurappa govt’s fate to be decided tomorrow at 4 pm
Fri, May 18, 2018

“The pro tem Speaker shall conduct the Floor Test on 19.05.2018 at 04.00 PM in order to ascertain the majority,” the order stated and asked the Karnataka DGP to ensure security for the process.

Karnataka floor test: SC rejects AG’s secret ballot demand, says Yeddyurappa can’t take policy decisions till tomorrow
Fri, May 18, 2018

Karnataka floor test: The bench said that going by Sarkaria Commission report, inviting largest party was not “illegal”, but keeping view the circumstance of the case, it thought it fit to order a floor test without delay.

Karnataka elections: BS Yeddyurappa takes oath, faces Supreme test
Fri, May 18, 2018

The petitoners questioned Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision inviting Yeddyurappa to form government saying it was “unconstitutional, arbitrary, illegal, void-ab-initio adn vioative of Article 14 of Constitution...”

Karnataka case in SC: Yeddyurappa allowed to take oath as CM, but court to hear matter again tomorrow
Thu, May 17, 2018

Karnataka Election results 2018: The Supreme Court Bench started hearing the case around 2.10 am in court no 6 with Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Sighvi representing the petitioners and Attorney General K K Venugopal appearing for the respondent Union of India and senior advocate Mukul Rohatg appearing for two BJP MLAs.

Supreme Court: Constitution doesn’t allow arrest without fair process
Thu, May 17, 2018

Noting instances of abuse of the 1989 Act by “vested interests” for political and personal reasons, the top court in its March 20 judgment had laid down stringent safeguards, including provision for anticipatory bail and vetting of complaint to determine if a case was made out before registration of FIR under it

Goa: When Supreme Court backed Governor’s discretion
Wed, May 16, 2018

The holding of the floor test would remove all possible ambiguities, and would result in giving the democratic process, the required credibility”. In the 2017 Goa Assembly elections, the BJP had won only 13 of the 40 seats. The Congress emerged as the single largest party with 17 seats.

Cauvery water dispute: Centre submits draft scheme to implement Supreme Court order
Tue, May 15, 2018

The states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry and Karnataka, who are locked in the Cauvery water sharing dispute, have also been given copies of the scheme to verify if it conforms to the earlier order.

Cautiously, SC Collegium puts its foot down: Reiterates decision to elevate Justice Joseph
Sat, May 12, 2018

There are some indications that separate files could be sent — one for Justice K M Joseph’s name and the other for more judges. But it remains to be seen what the Centre does when it formally receives the reiteration.

Aadhaar case: Second longest hearing in SC comes to an end, order reserved
Fri, May 11, 2018

In his concluding remarks, Attorney General K K Venugopal said this is second longest oral hearing in history of the apex court.

SC judge Arun Mishra to lawyers: You go on TV, target judge, destroy the institution
Thu, May 10, 2018

“When a judgment is passed, you go to this TV, that TV and discuss court proceedings. Everyday this is happening. Who is spared in this court? Every judge is targeted. You people are destroying this institution. If this institution is destroyed, then you people won’t survive,” Justice Mishra said.

Saving Taj Mahal: SC says throw out ASI, govt says calling experts
Thu, May 10, 2018

Expressing concern that the marble structure was turning green, the Supreme Court on May 1 asked the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government to think of hiring experts from outside if local experts could not do the job.

What you have done is sheer contempt, CJI warns Centre over Cauvery delay
Wed, May 09, 2018

The apex court had on February 16 asked the Centre to formulate a scheme to ensure compliance of its judgement on the decades-old Cauvery dispute. It had modified the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) award of 2007 and made it clear that it will not be extending time for this on any ground.

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