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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 of America. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases that involve a point of federal law, and 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 it has ruled that it does not have power to decide non-justiciable political questions.

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Vikas Dubey encounter: BJP govt turned UP into 'apradh pradesh', says Priyanka Gandhi [Video]

Vikas Dubey encounter: BJP govt turned UP into 'apradh pradesh', says Priyanka Gandhi

While speaking to media in the national capital on July 10, the General Secretary of Indian National Congress, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra spoke on Vikas Dubey encounter case. She said, "Bharatiya Janata..

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Supreme Court Grants NY Prosecutor Access to Trump's Financial Records [Video]

Supreme Court Grants NY Prosecutor Access to Trump's Financial Records

According to CBS News, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favour of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday.

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Trump says SCOTUS rulings part of 'witch hunt' [Video]

Trump says SCOTUS rulings part of 'witch hunt'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday described two U.S. Supreme Court rulings concerning his financial records as a "hoax" and a "political witch hunt - the likes of which nobody's ever seen..

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U.S. Supreme Court rules some Trump financial records can be revealed [Video]

U.S. Supreme Court rules some Trump financial records can be revealed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a New York prosecutor can obtain President Donald Trump's financial records but prevented - at least for now - Democratic-led House of Representatives..

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Supreme Court decision 'not good news' for Trump -Pelosi [Video]

Supreme Court decision 'not good news' for Trump -Pelosi

During her weekly press briefing on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the Supreme Court ruling allowing various financial records of the President to be turned over to a grand jury as part of..

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SCOTUS Guts Obamacare Contraception Mandate [Video]

SCOTUS Guts Obamacare Contraception Mandate

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U.S. high court grants exemptions to contraception coverage [Video]

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Employers may be allowed to opt out of covering workers' contraception coverage, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Trump Administration had authority to grant broad exemptions. This report..

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Supreme Court rules Electoral College voters can't go rogue [Video]

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Jagannath Rath Yatra attendees flout social distancing norms [Video]

Jagannath Rath Yatra attendees flout social distancing norms

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Supreme Court to hear case on redacted Mueller report [Video]

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SCOTUS allows public money for religious schools [Video]

SCOTUS allows public money for religious schools

[NFA] The U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the separation of church and state in a major ruling on Tuesday by endorsing Montana tax credits that helped pay for students to attend religious schools. Freddie..

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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to axe Obamacare [Video]

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to axe Obamacare

[NFA] President Donald Trump's administration petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate the Obamacare law introduced by his predecessor that added millions to the healthcare safety net, seeking..

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Rath Yatra 2020: King of Puri arrives at Jagannath Temple to perform 'Chhera Pahanra' ritual [Video]

Rath Yatra 2020: King of Puri arrives at Jagannath Temple to perform 'Chhera Pahanra' ritual

The King of Puri, Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb arrived at Jagannath Temple to participate in the Rath Yatra on June 23. He will perform the 'Chhera Pahanra' ritual where he will sweep the chariots..

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After getting nod from SC, Rath Yatra preparations underway at Puri's Jagannath Temple [Video]

After getting nod from SC, Rath Yatra preparations underway at Puri's Jagannath Temple

Preparations are underway for Rath Yatra at Puri Jagannath Temple. The Supreme Court on June 22 has granted permission to hold the annual chariot festival this year amid COVID-19 pandemic. However, no..

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Rath Yatra: Odisha's fire and disaster management dept sanitised roads in Puri [Video]

Rath Yatra: Odisha's fire and disaster management dept sanitised roads in Puri

The fire and disaster management department sanitised roads in Odisha's Puri ahead of Rath Yatra. They conducted the sanitisation drive at Grand Road of Puri on June 22. Odisha Government and Sree..

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Rath Yatra 2020: BJP leaders, petitioner welcome SC's decision [Video]

Rath Yatra 2020: BJP leaders, petitioner welcome SC's decision

Supreme Court on June 22 allowed Rath Yatra to be conducted in Puri, Odisha with certain restrictions. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan welcomed the decision and said the..

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Gujarat govt to file petition in HC to seek permission for Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad [Video]

Gujarat govt to file petition in HC to seek permission for Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad

Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani on June 22 reacted on Supreme Court's decision on Rath Yatra. He said, "Supreme Court has allowed organisation of Rath Yatra with certain restrictions in Odisha...

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Conducting Rath Yatra during times of COVID-19 is challenging: CM Patnaik [Video]

Conducting Rath Yatra during times of COVID-19 is challenging: CM Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on June 22 thanked the Supreme Court for granting permission to conduct Rath Yatra. CM Patnaik said, "I thank the Supreme Court for granting permission to conduct..

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Govt of Odisha welcomes Supreme Court's decision on Rath Yatra [Video]

Govt of Odisha welcomes Supreme Court's decision on Rath Yatra

Following Supreme Court's order to allow Rath Yatra to be held in Puri under certain restrictions, Odisha minister for Higher Education and Agriculture Dr Arun Kumar Sahoo said state government..

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Jharkhand CM opposes Centre's decision to auction coal blocks for commercial mining [Video]

Jharkhand CM opposes Centre's decision to auction coal blocks for commercial mining

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren opposed the decision by Central Government to auction coal blocks for commercial mining. CM informed that he filed a petition in Supreme Court over coal block..

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Both ends have to be ready, there must be traffic to restart international operations: Civil Aviation Secy [Video]

Both ends have to be ready, there must be traffic to restart international operations: Civil Aviation Secy

In a press conference on June 20, Secretary of Civil Aviation Ministry, Pradeep Singh Kharola said that if international operations have to start, both ends have to be ready and there has to be..

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U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program [Video]

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of..

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