Legislature won’t act against criminalisation of politics: SC

Source – Times of India Synopsis – According to the Supreme Court, the legislature has no power to prevent criminal from entering into politics. Introduction  Recently, the Supreme Court stated that no political party was interested in enacting legislation to decriminalize politics by prohibiting candidates against whom grave charges have been framed by the courts.… Continue reading Legislature won’t act against criminalisation of politics: SC

Judges should not act like emperors, says SC

Source: The Hindu What is the news? Supreme Court has reiterated that public officers should not be called to the court unnecessarily. The bench observed this while considering an appeal against Allahabad High Court judgment as it noticed that the High Court summoned the Secretary, Medical Health in court. SC’s observations On separation of powers:… Continue reading Judges should not act like emperors, says SC

SC seeks response on PIL seeking implementation of electric mobility mission

News:The Supreme Court has sought response from the Centre on a public interest litigation(PIL) seeking directions to implement the recommendations of National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020. Facts: About the petition: The petitioner argued that e-vehicles are more viable since the combustion process in compressed natural gas (CNG) enabled vehicles also causes global warming.… Continue reading SC seeks response on PIL seeking implementation of electric mobility mission

Destruction of public property:What the law says, what Supreme Court directed

News:Recently,the Supreme Court has expressed displeasure over rioting and destruction of public property while hearing petitions on alleged police excesses on students in Jamia Millia Islamia. Facts: About Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act,1984:  The Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act,1984 punishes anyone who commits mischief by doing any act in respect of… Continue reading Destruction of public property:What the law says, what Supreme Court directed

Supreme Court flags delay in appointment of judges

News:The Supreme Court of India in its judicial order has taken serious note of the government sitting over names reiterated by the CJI-led collegium for appointment as high court judges. Facts: What did the Supreme Court said? The Supreme Court in its judicial order has said that the 213 names recommended for appointment to various… Continue reading Supreme Court flags delay in appointment of judges

Explained: Amid Maharashtra drama, recalling a landmark SC judgment–S R Bommai

News:The Supreme Court has directed the Maharashtra Governor to ensure that the trust vote be held on November 28,2019.Several important observations were made by the Court from the ‘Bommai case’. Facts: About S.R Bommai vs Union of India case: S.R. Bommai was the Chief Minister of the Janata Dal government in Karnataka. His government was… Continue reading Explained: Amid Maharashtra drama, recalling a landmark SC judgment–S R Bommai

Explained: Supreme Court orders Maharashtra floor test tomorrow, what next?

News:Recently,the Supreme Court has ordered a floor test in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. Facts: About the Floor Test: A floor test is the determination on the floor of the House whether the Chief Minister commands the support of the majority of the MLAs.  This can be done by means of a voice vote or by… Continue reading Explained: Supreme Court orders Maharashtra floor test tomorrow, what next?

Explained: When the Supreme Court reviews a decision

Review petition:- News:Recently,a number of review petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a review of its delivered decisions. Facts: About Review Petition: According to the constitution,the judgment of the Supreme Court becomes the law of the land.It is final because it provides certainty for deciding future cases.  However,the Constitution under Article 137… Continue reading Explained: When the Supreme Court reviews a decision

SC stays SAT order holding that Sebi lacks power to bar auditors

News:The Supreme Court stayed an order of the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) which had held that markets watchdog Sebi does not have the power to bar auditors. Facts: Background: The Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) had filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the SAT’s order.  The Securities Appellate Tribunal(SAT) in its order… Continue reading SC stays SAT order holding that Sebi lacks power to bar auditors

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde takes oath as next CJI

News:Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has taken oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI) by the President. Facts: About Chief Justice of India: The chief justice of India(CJI) is the head of the judiciary of India and the Supreme Court of India.The CJI also heads their administrative functions. As head of the supreme court,the… Continue reading Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde takes oath as next CJI