Justice Aniruddha Bose Retires
Know thy Judge

Justice Aniruddha Bose, who retires on 10-04-2024 after a tenure of 5 years, had served the High Courts of Calcutta and Jharkhand as a Judge and Chief Justice respectively prior to being elevated to the Supreme Court in 2019.

borrowing limits
Case BriefsSupreme Court

“If we were to issue interim mandatory injunction in such like cases, it might set a bad precedent in law that would enable the States to flout fiscal policies and still successfully claim additional borrowings.”

electoral bonds
Hot Off The PressNews

On 15-03-2024, the Court had stated that SBI to disclose unique alphanumeric code printed on each electoral bond, which helps match donors with political parties. Accordingly, it issued notice to the SBI and directed the matter to be posted for 18-03-2024.

Immunity for MPs and MLAs casting vote on bribe
Case BriefsSupreme Court (Constitution/Larger Benches)

In P.V. Narasimha Rao v. State (CBI/SPE), (1998) 4 SCC 626, the 5-Jugdge Bench held that the MPs and MLAs enjoyed immunity if they cast vote in the House after taking bribe for it.

Constitutional Law Judgments
Experts CornerSiddharth R Gupta

by Siddharth R. Gupta* and Prakruthi N.**

Electoral Bond Judgment
Experts CornerSiddharth R Gupta

by Siddharth R. Gupta*

Sale of Immovable Property
Experts CornerShardul Amarchand Mangaldas

by Ajit Warrier*

S. 377 IPC
Hot Off The PressNews

A curative petition is a petition which requests the court to review its own decision even after a review petition is dismissed. It is considered as the last and final option available for redressal of grievances.

Aligarh Muslim University Minority Status
Case BriefsSupreme Court (Constitution/Larger Benches)

“The 7-Judge Constitution Bench began hearing against Allahabad High Court’s decision on 09-01-2024, whereby, it was held that AMU cannot have an exclusive reservation because it is not a minority institution, within the meaning of Article 30 of the Constitution of India.”

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Op EdsOP. ED.

by Anirudh Goyal† and Jaspreet Singh††

Constitution Bench Yearly Roundup 2023
Legal RoundUpSupreme Court Roundups

This year was very busy for the Supreme Court’s Constitution Bench as it dealt with the maximum number of cases and decided major matters like Article 370; Same sex marriage; Maharashtra political crisis; and more

Truth and Reconciliation
Case BriefsSupreme Court (Constitution/Larger Benches)

Calling for a collective understanding of the human rights violations perpetrated both by State and non-State actors, against the people of Kashmir, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul recommended the setting up of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Same Sex Marriage
Case BriefsSupreme CourtSupreme Court (Constitution/Larger Benches)

In a verbose verdict running into 366 pages, the 5-judge Constitution Bench of Dr DY Chandrachud, CJI and Sanjay Kishan Kaul, S. Ravindra Bhat, Hima Kohli, PS Narasimha, JJ wrote 4 opinions on the Same Sex Marriage matter where they agreed on some points and disagreed on others.

Electoral Bonds Scheme
Hot Off The PressNews

The Finance Act, 2017 introduced a system by which electoral bonds could be issued by any scheduled bank for the purpose of electoral funding.

Supreme Court September roundup 2023
Legal RoundUpSupreme Court Roundups

This roundup revisits the analyses of Supreme Court’s judgments/orders on DSPE Act; HIV/AIDS guidelines; Self-respect and secular marriages; Andaman & Nicobar Islands Gang rape case; and more. It also covers Cases Reported in SCC Weekly in the month of September; Explainers on important law points; and Never reported Judgments

section 6a of dspe act
Case BriefsSupreme Court (Constitution/Larger Benches)

Supreme Court also clarified that Section 6A of the DSPE Act is a part of the procedure only, in the form of protection to the senior government servants and does not constitute any new offence or sentence.

supreme court may 2023
Legal RoundUpSupreme Court Roundups

May 2023 was quite an eventful month, as the Supreme Court of India, in only 14 working days, delivered more than 100 judgments, including 4 important Constitution Bench matters and also concluded the hearing in the momentous Marriage Equality matter. While 2 judges retired and 2 joined the Bench, 3 judges due to officially retire during summer vacation, also sat in bench for the last time.

Case BriefsSupreme CourtSupreme Court (Constitution/Larger Benches)

The Supreme Court said that this decision on the Tamil Nadu Amendment Act would also guide the Maharashtra and the Karnataka Amendment Acts. Thus, it held that all the three Amendment Acts are valid legislations .

2023 SCC Vol. 4 Part 4
Cases ReportedSCC Weekly

Constitution of India — Art. 226 — Maintainability of writ petition: A writ under Art. 226 against a private educational institute would

maharashtra political crisis
Case BriefsSupreme CourtSupreme Court (Constitution/Larger Benches)

The five Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court has upheld the Governor’s decision of inviting Eknath Shinde to form the Government in the State of Maharashtra and has refused to quash Udhav Thackeray’s resignation as it was submitted voluntarily before the floor test. This Explainer not just provides a Bird’s-Eye view of the Supreme Court Judgment for easy reference but also gives a detailed point-wise breakdown of each issue.