Supreme Court of the United States

Highest court of jurisdiction 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 federal court cases, and over state court cases that involve a point of U.S. Constitutional or 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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The Supreme Court expanded the proceedings to address illegal migration and secure India's north-eastern borders. It directed the Centre to file an affidavit on..
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The Centre assures the Supreme Court that guidelines will be framed to prevent misuse and protect the right to privacy regarding seizure of electronic devices of..
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The Supreme Court will examine whether an unmarried woman can opt for surrogacy. A lawyer's petition argues that the ban on surrogacy for unmarried women..
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Congress leader Digvijaya Singh alleges any machine with a chip can be hacked and opposes voting by EVMs since 2003. Singh questions if Indian democracy should..
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Amit Shah, the Union home minister, reminisced about his three months of incarceration in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case during the birth centenary..
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The Supreme Court has agreed to examine the question of whether a woman can be booked in a rape case, after a 61-year-old woman filed a plea for anticipatory..
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The Supreme Court seeks response from the Punjab Police regarding a petition by a 62-year-old woman who is booked on rape charges. The woman's daughter-in-law..
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Tamil Nadu governor R N Ravi reserving 11 bills for the President's consideration, allegedly in defiance of the cautionary notes sounded by the Supreme Court,..
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Sandra Day O'Connor, the first female justice on the Supreme Court, has died. Justice O'Connor passed away Friday morning in Phoenix, AZ ... the court announced..
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Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the US Supreme Court, has died at the age of 93.
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Former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has moved the Supreme Court seeking a review of its order denying him bail in the corruption and money..
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The Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that it intends to extend Delhi chief secretary Naresh Kumar's tenure by six months and as and when the occasion..
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