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The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States. Established pursuant to Article III of the U.S. Constitution in 1789, it has original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases, including suits between two or more states and those involving ambassadors. It also has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all federal court and state court cases that involve a point of federal constitutional or statutory law. The Court has the power of judicial review, the ability to invalidate a statute for violating a provision of the Constitution or an executive act for being unlawful. However, it may act only within the context of a case in an area of law over which it has jurisdiction. The court may decide cases having political overtones, but it has ruled that it does not have power to decide nonjusticiable political questions.

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The EC said that after two rounds of in-depth discussions spreading over two days, it did not find it possible or feasible to accede to the demand, especially in..
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Once the appointments formally come through, the top court will have its full sanctioned strength of 31 judges (including the chief justice)
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Why does Supreme Court not want that all VVPAT are counted? asked former BJP MP.
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In a setback to former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, the Supreme Court Tuesday refused to accord urgent listing of his plea for extension of the..
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Ahead of the Lok Sabha poll results on May 23, leaders of various opposition parties will meet the EC and raise the issue of tallying VVPATs with EVM figures as..
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid to avoid deportation by a Christian Iraqi immigrant who argued he would be tortured if sent back to his home..
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by a Christian Iraqi immigrant to avoid deportation for a drug conviction after more than three decades in the..
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He said after the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) counting is over, the voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPATs) will be counted as per the Supreme Court..
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Court says those declared illegal citizens by Foreigner Tribunals can seek review if their name appears in NRC
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Narayan Chetanram Chaudhary has been on death row for 21 years for the murders, which included two children and a pregnant woman
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The petition filed by lawyer Mohammad Nizam Pasha raised concerns over the extreme heat conditions that would serve a deterrent for the people to come out and..
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