Supreme Court of the United States

Highest court in the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all U.S. federal court cases, and over state court cases that involve a point of federal law. It also has original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases, specifically "all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party." The court holds the power of judicial review, the ability to invalidate a statute for violating a provision of the Constitution. It is also able to strike down presidential directives for violating either the Constitution or statutory law. 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 has ruled that it does not have power to decide non-justiciable political questions.

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Justice M R Shah said that alluring people to convert to other religions by offering medicines and food grains in a "very serious" issue.
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Gujarat's BJP government on Friday refused to take a lenient view on giving bail to convicts in the 2002 Godhra train-burning case that had triggered communal..
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Observing that literacy and awareness level among Indian farmers are not at the level of their counterparts in western countries, the Supreme Court on Thursday..
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The Centre informed the Supreme Court that India had a very low incidence of Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) cases of Thrombosis and..
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On August 15, Independence Day, the Gujarati government released the prisoners in accordance with a previous policy of remission.
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Bilkis Bano on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court, challenging the remission of sentence and premature release of 11 convicts who had gangraped her and..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 6 days ago

PM Modi said 'We the People' in preamble of Constitution is a commitment, pledge and belief that has made India mother of democracy. He was attending the..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

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