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Supreme court: Highest court in a jurisdiction
The supreme court is the highest court within the hierarchy of courts in many legal jurisdictions. Other descriptions for such courts include court of last resort, apex court, and high court of appeal. Broadly speaking, the decisions of a supreme court are not subject to further review by any other court. Supreme courts typically function primarily as appellate courts, hearing appeals from decisions of lower trial courts, or from intermediate-level appellate courts.

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SC cites 'partisan' Speakers, moots panel on defections

In an important order aimed at rearming the anti-defection law, the Supreme Court on Tuesday set three months as the outer limit for the Speaker to conclude disqualification proceedings against..
IndiaTimes - Published

To protect religious freedom, the Supreme Court must rule in favor of school choice

Blaine Amendments are not protecting religious freedom, they are hampering it. Formed to discriminate, they continue their ugly legacy.
USATODAY.com - Published

Voice calls, SMS facility restored for prepaid mobiles in Jammu and Kashmir

This comes days after the Supreme Court on January 10 said that access to the Internet is a fundamental right under Article 19 of the Constitution.
DNA - Published

Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau's presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours after the electoral commission released the..
Reuters - Published

SC rejects telcos’ plea to review verdict on payment of Rs 92,000 crore to Centre

In a blow to telecom companies, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to re-examine its verdict by which it had directed them to pay around Rs 92,000 crore as licence fee and penalty along with..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cong-led Chhattisgarh govt moves SC seeking to declare NIA Act unconstitutional, arbitrary

The Congress-led Chhattisgarh government moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking the UPA-1 era National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act be declared unconstitutional and arbitrary on the ground that..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nirbhaya case: SC rejects curative plea of two condemned convicts

Nirbhaya case condemned prisoners Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Kumar inched closer to the gallows as the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed their curative petitions, the last judicial recourse to challenge..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kerala govt moves Supreme Court against CAA, calls it unconstitutional

The Kerala government on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court against the recently enacted Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) seeking it to be declared unconstitutional and in violation of Article 14, 21,..
DNA - Published

Nine-judge SC bench to hear issue of women's entry in Sabarimala temple from January 13

A nine-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court is scheduled to commence on Monday hearing a batch of pleas on the issue of allowing women of all ages to enter Kerala's Sabarimala temple, along..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC directs J&K administration to review curbs, says 'Freedom of speech protected by Constitution'

Freedom of speech and conducting business on the Internet are protected under the Constitution, the Supreme Court said on Friday while directing the Jammu and Kashmir administration to immediately..
IndiaTimes - Published

Supreme Court stays NCLAT order that reinstated Cyrus Mistry as Executive Chairman of Tata Sons

In another development in the Tata Sons versus Cyrus Mistry case, the Supreme Court on Friday put on hold an order passed by the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) reinstating Mistry as..
DNA - Published

Indefinite internet ban 'unconstitutional', review all restrictions in J&K within seven days: SC orders Centre

Six months after a complete lockdown on data services in the Kashmir valley, the Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Centre to review all the restrictions in the valley within seven days.
DNA - Published

CAA violates constitutional provisions: Amartya Sen

"The CAA law that has been passed in my judgment should be turned down by the Supreme Court on the grounds of it being unconstitutional because you cannot have certain types of fundamental human rights..
IndiaTimes - Published

Centre moves SC seeking transfer of pleas challenging CAA pending in different HCs to top court

The Centre on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of petitions challenging constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) pending before different high courts to top..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC upholds law on appointment of teachers in Madrasas

In an important verdict on the administration of minority institutions, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld law framed by West Bengal in 2008 to appoint an independent commission for appointment of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Govt sets up dedicated desk to look after Ayodhya issue

The government has set up a dedicated desk, headed by an additional secretary, to look after all matters related to the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya issue. In an official order, the Union home..
IndiaTimes - Published

Centre, judiciary break ice over appointment of HC, SC judges

Details related to the names recommended by high court or Supreme Court collegiums but were still pending with the government were shared during a meeting with the highest echelons of the government..
IndiaTimes - Published

Will we ever see Trump's tax records? Ask the Supreme Court.

will we ever see trump's tax records? ask the supreme court.
Washington (CNN)Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters will be watching for in the year ahead, in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast. 1. Supreme Court to rule on Trump tax..
WorldNews - Published

Supreme Court's key judgment in 2019: Paving way for Ram Temple, Rafale; clean chit to ex-CJI in harassment claim

Verdicts paving the way for construction of a Ram Temple at Ayodhya and India's multi-billion dollar Rafale fighter jet deal with France were 2019's landmark imprints of the Supreme Court, which also..
IndiaTimes - Published

British child citizenship fees ruled unlawful by High Court in landmark ruling

British child citizenship fees have been ruled unlawful by the High Court in a landmark ruling.
Independent - Published

Fall of a heavyweight? Colombia's ex-president Uribe faces charges in Supreme Court

Colombia's former president Alvaro Uribe once enjoyed sky-high support for the way he dealt with the country's FARC guerrillas. But a decade on from his presidency, it's a very different story, with..
France 24 - Published

Formation of trust to build Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be done by January: Sources

In its judgment, the Supreme Court specified that in three months the Central Government needs to set up a trust to build the temple on the disputed site.
DNA - Published

Nirbhaya gangrape-murder case: How the events unfolded

On December 18, the Supreme Court dismissed the plea filed by one of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, seeking review of its 2017 judgement upholding his death penalty
IndiaTimes - Published

Lesser UK courts will be able to overturn ECJ rulings after Brexit: PM's spokesman

Legislation to enact British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deal to leave the European Union will include the provision for courts lower than the Supreme Court to overturn rulings made by the European..
Reuters - Published

Bury: Winding-up petition over unpaid tax bill dismissed by High Court

A winding-up petition issued against Bury over an unpaid tax bill is dismissed by the High Court.
BBC News - Published

Poland may have to leave EU, Supreme Court warns

Its government has already been referred to the European Court of Justice over rules for judges.
BBC News - Published

We don't rely on newspapers to arrive at judicial decisions: Supreme Court

"We are not going to rely on newspapers to arrive at judicial decisions", the Supreme Court said on Tuesday when a petitioner referred to media reports about statement of vice-chancellor of Jamia..
IndiaTimes - Published

Will take call on CAA after SC ruling: Uddhav

Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Sunday that the Shiv Sena would await the outcome of petitions filed in the Supreme Court against the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) before deciding on its..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP ally JD(U) says there is no need of NRC in Bihar

JD(U) national secretary-general and spokesperson K C Tyagi told TOI that there is no question of implementation of NRC in Bihar. He said the Supreme Court’s direction for the implementation of the..
IndiaTimes - Published

International shooter pens letter to Amit Shah in blood, offers to hang Nirbhaya rape convicts herself

One of the accused, Akshay Kumar Singh filed a review petition before the Supreme Court on the death sentence given to him which is scheduled for hearing on December 17.
DNA - Published

Vice President recalls Mahatma's 'view' to shut Congress platform

Naidu also said everybody celebrated the Supreme Court's unanimous verdict on the Ayodhya dispute, clearing the decks for the construction of a Ram temple. The vice president was speaking as the chief..
IndiaTimes - Published

Won’t direct Kerala to enforce women’s Sabari entry: SC

Expressing apprehension of violence, the Supreme Court said on Friday it would not direct the Kerala government to forcibly implement a five-judge bench’s verdict quashing the bar on the entry of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Several pleas filed in Supreme Court challenging amended Citizenship Act

Several petitions, including those by Congress MP Jairam Ramesh and Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, were filed in the Supreme Court on Friday challenging the constitutional validity of the..
IndiaTimes - Published

TMC MP Mahua Moitra moves SC challenging Citizenship Amendment Act

TMC leader Mahua Moitra moved the Supreme Court challenging the amended Citizenship Amendment Act, which got Presidential assent on Thursday night. Moitra's counsel mentioned the matter on Friday for..
IndiaTimes - Published

CAB violative of Constitution, IUML tells SC, seeks stay

A day after Parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill, Indian Union Muslim League filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Thursday, challenging its constitutional validity saying it violates..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ayodhya Verdict: Supreme Court to hear review petitions today

The review petitions have been filed against the much-debated November 9 judgement passed by the Supreme Court, which granted the disputed 2.7-acre land to the Hindus while allotting an alternative..
DNA - Published

Nirmohi Akhara files review plea against SC's Ayodhya verdict

Nirmohi Akhara, which is the key Hindu litigant in the Ayodhya land dispute case, on Wednesday, filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking review of its November 9 order which allocated the disputed..
IndiaTimes - Published

Planned Parenthood funding argued in Missouri

Government funding for Missouri Planned Parenthood clinics is at stake in a lawsuit argued before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday. (Dec.10 )  
USATODAY.com - Published

Supreme Court May Back Insurers in $12 Billion Obamacare Case

The justices weighed whether the federal government may walk away from a commitment to shield insurance companies from losses.
NYTimes.com - Published

AASU to move Supreme Court against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

The All Assam Students Union (AASU), which is spearheading the anti-CAB protests in the state, on Tuesday said that it will move the Supreme Court against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019.
IndiaTimes - Published

French Supreme Court rejects Benzema's appeal for the 'Valbuena case'

french supreme court rejects benzema's appeal for the 'valbuena case'
The French Supreme Court rejected the Real Madrid striker's appeal with which he hoped to bury the accusation that has persecuted him since 2015 for his alleged involvement in an attempt to blackmail..
WorldNews - Published

Violent Protests and Free Speech: Who’s to Blame for an Officer’s Injuries?

The A.C.L.U. asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal from DeRay Mckesson, a Black Lives Matter activist sued by a Louisiana police officer.
NYTimes.com - Published

PIL seeks SIT probe into Telangana encounter, compensation to families

A PIL was filed on Saturday in the Supreme Court seeking an SIT probe, monitored by former apex court judges, into the killing of four persons arrested on charge of gangrape and murder of a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Petition filed in SC against police personnel involved in Telangana encounter case

The petition was filed by advocates GS Mani and Pradeep Kumar Yadav. They approached the Supreme Court saying that the apex court's 2014 guidelines were not followed.
DNA - Published

Trump asks Supreme Court to temporarily block two banks from disclosing his financial records

In an emergency filing, President Trump has asked the Supreme Court to block two banks from releasing his financial records to two House committees.
USATODAY.com - Published

Four pleas filed in SC seeking review of Ayodhya verdict

Four separate petitions were filed in the Supreme Court on Friday seeking review of its November 9 verdict which cleared the way for construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mexico's Lopez Obrador gains ally on top court with new judge

Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly approved a new member of the Supreme Court on Thursday, giving President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a new ally on the 11-member panel.
Reuters - Published

Blind inmate to be executed by electric chair, first since death penalty reinstated

The state's Supreme Court refused to postpone the execution of Lee Hall, who was convicted in the burning death of estranged girlfriend Traci Crozier.
USATODAY.com - Published

President Trump has one last chance to keep tax returns, financial records secret: the Supreme Court

Could Trump get a more friendly reception at the high court where Two of the nine justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, are his nominees?
USATODAY.com - Published

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