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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. Executive acts can be struck down by the Court for violating either the Constitution or federal 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 it has ruled that it does not have power to decide non-justiciable political questions.

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Seeks data on all pending cases from high courts
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The Karnataka assembly speaker said on Monday that the trust vote sought by CM H D Kumaraswamy would be taken up at 11am on July 18 . The decision gives the..
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A special judge hearing the Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leaders, including L K Advani, has moved the Supreme Court seeking more time to..
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A special judge holding trial in Babri Masjid demolition case, involving BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi and others, on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking..
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The five MLAs are Anand Singh, K Sudhakar, N Nagaraju, Munirathna and Roshan Baig. While Singh claimed to have submitted his resignation on July 1, Munirathna..
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Court witnesses political battle between Speaker & CM on one side and rebels on other side
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On June 27, Bombay High Court had approved the Maharashtra State Reservation - applicable for admission in educational institutions and for appointments in..
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A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it has decided to take suo motu cognisance of various news reports on rising incidents of child rape. The bench..
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Seven months after 15 people were trapped in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya, the Supreme Court on Friday allowed the state government's plea seeking its..
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Anil Chacko Joseph, in his application, said that the MLAs were "bought or persuaded to resign by payment of enormous sums of money".
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The assurance came in the wake of the Centre failing to come up with any policy to protect homebuyers in the event the Jaypee Group goes into liquidation
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Court asks for status report on mediation within a week, may conduct hearings daily
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Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar Thursday moved the Supreme Court against its order asking him to take a decision on the resignation of 10 rebel..
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Russian police on Thursday detained over 40 Crimean Tatars who were protesting outside the Supreme Court in Moscow over what they said was the wrongful..
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Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi mentioned their joint petition before CJI Ranjan Gogoi for urgent hearing, preferably on Wednesday itself. But the CJI ordered it..
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Other than detailing action against perpetrators of lynching, the draft bill also recommends action against police and administration officials of the districts..
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The political crisis in Karnataka on Wednesday reached the Supreme Court as 10 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs moved their plea alleging that the state assembly..
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Colombia's Supreme Court ordered the capture of a former FARC rebel commander-turned lawmaker on Tuesday after he failed to appear for questioning about U.S...
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Apex court refused to extend deadline fixed for his surrender to serve term
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Seeks proposal to help homeowners before liquidation
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Backing the homebuyers in their fight against builders which duped them and facing insolvency proceedings, the Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that..
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Founder of popular South Indian food chain 'Saravana Bhavan' P Rajagopal surrendered before a sessions court here Tuesday to serve life term in a murder case..
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In 2011, the Madras High Court quashed a case against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and two others for receiving an unaccounted gift of over Rs..
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A bench headed by Justice NV Ramana dismissed the plea of Rajagopal, saying his illness was not raised before it during the hearing of the appeal in the case...
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Since 2017, ED has been on the look out for Aditya and even served him several summons
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The apex court will hear the petition on July 12.
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Having been the market leaders till 2010, the petition wondered how BSNL went bust failing to pay salaries to its employees
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