SC decriminalises adultery: Triumph of individual's rights over social institutions like marriage is the real victory
With the striking down of adultery under Section 497 of the IPC, constitutional law has finally entered the institution of marriage in a bid to ensure constitutional freedoms, destroy hierarchies, eliminate inequalities and attempt to democratise matrimonial relationships
SC finds Aadhaar constitutional in 4-1 ruling; dissenting judge says passing law as money bill akin to fraud
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar scheme and the Act but with conditions. However, the dissenting view of Justice DY Chandrachud stole the show with his emphatic view which said that Aadhaar is unconstitutional.
SC verdict on Aadhaar validity: Bench declares scheme as 'constitutionally valid'; linkage mandatory for PAN card, I-T returns
The bench upheld the passing of the Aadhaar Bill as a Money Bill by the Lok Sabha and said that an Aadhaar card continues to be mandatory for PAN card linking.
SC/ST quotas in promotions: SC refuses to reconsider 2006 order, says matter 'need not be referred' to 7-judge bench
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said its 2006 verdict putting benefits of quotas in job promotions for SC/ST employees need not be referred to a seven-judge bench.
'Not in position to add disqualification of candidates with pending criminal cases': Supreme Court verdict on tainted MPs, MLAs
The Supreme Court on Tuesday passed a verdict on the disqualification of MPs and MLAs against whom a chargesheet has been filed, and said that the apex court is "not in a position" to order the disqualification of 'tainted' politicians.
SC reserves verdict on Bhima Koregaon activists' arrest: If not CBI and police, whom should we trust, asks Harish Salve
The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved it judgement in the Bhima Koregaon activists' arrest case.
ISRO spy case: After 24 years, Supreme Court orders Rs 50 lakh compensation for ex-scientist Nambi Narayanan in false espionage case
The Supreme Court on Friday awarded Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist S Nambi Narayanan a compensation of Rs 50 lakh for wrongful arrest in 1994 on espionage charges.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi, appointed next CJI, was part of presser four senior-most judges held against Dipak Misra
Born on 18 November, 1954, Justice Gogoi joined the Bar in 1978. He became judge of the Supreme Court on 23 April, 2012.
Dipak Misra however, added that courts welcome people to litigate if they have genuine grievances.
Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex, saying it violated the rights to equality.
Dipak Misra recommends Justice Ranjan Gogoi as next Chief Justice of India; swearing-in ceremony on 3 October
Highly placed sources had confirmed on 1 September that Justice Misra had decided to go by convention and recommend the name of Justice Gogoi, who is next in seniority to him, to succeed him.
In lecture, CJI Dipak Misra urges law students to use their knowledge to empower weaker sections of society
CJI Justice Dipak Misra delivered the first Madhusudan Das Memorial Lecture at his alma mater at the Madhusudan Law College in Cuttack on the topic 'Role of Lawyers in the Dispensation of Justice Delivery System' during which he asked law students to engage in the practice of "Cause Lawyering."
From taking 'polity of identity' head on to dissent in judiciary, CJI Dipak Misra makes much-needed observation in I-Day speech
Addressing a gathering of lawyers, judges and politicians, CJI Dipak Misra said that he will never "succumb" to the pressure of those trying to weaken the judiciary
CJI Dipak Misra breaks silence over judges' dissent, says, 'Don't destroy or weaken the system, transform it'
"There may be some elements who try to weaken the institution," but "I and you (lawyer community) together will refuse to succumb," CJI Dipak Misra said in an apparent reference to discordant voices coming from within the top judiciary and outside
Article 35-A updates: Supreme Court adjourns hearing to 27 Aug; 2-judge bench can't hear matter, says CJI
The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on pleas challenging Constitutional validity of Article 35-A pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir.
Daily Bulletin: SC judges to meet CJI over KM Joseph's appointment, SEBI to send notice to Mehul Choksi in Antigua and other top stories of the day
With controversy over Justice Joseph's appointment to Supreme Court to legal trouble for Kamal Hassan, here are the top stories for the day
'Individual's privacy is supreme, should not be disturbed': CJI Dipak Misra delivers MC Setalvad memorial lecture
An individual's privacy is supreme and should not be disturbed, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said.
SC calls Section 377 'infrastructure for denying rights', gives hope to LGBTQ community that IPC section may soon be struck down
Observation made by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra in the ongoing hearing of curative petitions to quash Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises "consensual acts of adults in private", have given hope to the LGBTQ community.
Section 377 Supreme Court hearing updates: IPC section eclipsed by privacy verdict, must be struck down, says lawyer
In a series of arguments, in a batch of petitions challenging the vires of Section 377 of the India Penal Code, Senior advocate Arvind Datar says Section 377 is eclipsed post the privacy judgement and needs to be struck down.
The Supreme Court reserved its verdict on a plea seeking to ban legislators from practising as advocates.