Legislature vs Judiciary: Who reigns Supreme

New Delhi, Dec 18: The Supreme Court is hearing a petition that sought the removal of the protesting farmers around the borders in Delhi. While the Supreme Court is not going into whether the new farm laws are bad in law or not, the question is if there is a challenge to the same, can the Supreme Court strike it down.

The Supreme Court does have the powers to strike down a law passed in Parliament. If the court feels that the law is violating fundamental rights, it can strike down the same.

On the other hand if the government feels that the decision of the Supreme Court is not right, then it can reverse the decision in Parliament.

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UK’s top Judge, Lord Reed to witness proceedings in India’s Supreme Court

Lord Robert John Reed

New Delhi, Feb 24: The President of the UK Supreme Court Lord Robert John Reed will witness proceedings in the Supreme Court of India today.

Lord Reed would sit besides Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde in the CJI’s courtroom and witness proceedings.

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No prior sanction required to try retired government official: Supreme Court

supremeNew Delhi, Dec 06: The Supreme Court in an important judgment has said that there is no need to seek sanction to try retired government officials. The court observed that such protection is available only to public servant during his service.

A Bench comprising Justices U U Lalit and Indu Malhotra said that the requirement for sanction under Section 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act is only for the serving government employees. There is no bar to initiate prosecution after retirement for the offence committed during the service period.

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Hold open ballot floor test in Maharashtra tomorrow orders Supreme Court

supremeNew Delhi, Nov 26: The Supreme Court has ordered that an open ballot floor test shall be held in Maharashtra on November 27, Wednesday.

A Bench comprising Justices N V Ramanna, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna said that the proceedings will be recorded and also will be telecast live. Further, the Bench said that the pro-tem Speaker shall be appointed immediately.

The pro-tem Speaker will conduct the floor test. The administration of oath to all the members shall be completed by 5 pm, following which the floor test will be held, the Bench also ordered.

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Maharashtra government floor test: Top court to pass orders on November 25, after perusing relevant

ncp-bjp-sc-mnThe Supreme Court will pass orders on the issue related to the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar and the floor test to be taken up on Monday (November 25) at 10: 30 am.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court would pass appropriate orders on a petition filed by the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress on the Maharashtra issue tomorrow (November 25). A bench headed by justice NV Ramana posted the matter for hearing tomorrow.

The court directed Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta to produce before it the letter of the Governor inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form the government by tomorrow. The court said that the letter should be placed before it at 10.30 am, following which it would peruse the same and pass appropriate orders.

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Security tight, snipers in place as lakhs set to throng Ayodhya on Tuesday

New Delhi, Nov 06: Hectic preparations are on as the Supreme Court gets set to deliver the Ayodhya verdict. In the backdrop of the same over 10 lakh Hindus are expected to reach Ayodhya next Tuesday to attend a religious event. This has raised security concerns and the officials are monitoring the situation closely.

A close tab is being kept on the statements by leaders as well as posts on social media. The government is planning major curbs on the social media ahead of the verdict.

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