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.
Five years down the line and the case still raising its ugly head, Fadnavis argued that the non-disclosure, at best, could lead to rejection of his nomination but not a criminal offence DNA - Published
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died at the age of 99, Reuters reports. Stevens was a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the..
According to CNN, on Thursday President Donald Trump will announce an executive action on a census question that has sparked debate. White House officials say that Trump's action will directly address..
A federal appeals court will consider whether to uphold a Texas judge's ruling declaring the Obamacare healthcare law unconstitutional, a position now backed by the Trump administration. Zach Goelman..
Reuters reports the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would decide whether President Donald Trump acted within the law when he attempted to end DACA, a program that protects hundreds of thousands of..
Reuters reports the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in opposition of President Donald Trump's citizenship question in the 2020 census. Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the 5-4 ruling..
According to Reuters, the U.S. Supreme Court handed President Donald Trump a significant defeat on Thursday, ruling that his administration did not give an adequate explanation for its plan to include..
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the federal government must pay insurers $12 billion under an Obamacare program. The justices will hear an appeal by a group of insurers of a..
On Monday, SCOTUS threw out a lower court ruling against the owners of an Oregon bakery. The baker refused based on their Christian beliefs to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in another case..
In a big relief to 46000 homebuyers in Amrapali group, the Supreme Court said that lender banks and Noida authorities cannot stake any claim in the housing projects and asks NBCC to take over all.. IndiaTimes - Published
The order by a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and MR Shah has come at a time when the Centre is trying its best to protect the desi cow under the National Gokul Mission 2014 and National Dairy Plan DNA - Published
In an unending battle of nerves, the Karnataka assembly was adjourned till Tuesday without voting on the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy even after three days of debate, amid.. DNA - Published
Independent MLAs R Shankar and H Nagesh, who withdrew support to the Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka, are going to move the Supreme Court seeking a direction for conducting a floor test.. IndiaTimes - Published
Congress on Saturday explored pros and cons of going ahead with its petition to seek Supreme Court’s clarification on its July 17 order that said the 15 rebel MLAs can’t be compelled to attend the.. IndiaTimes - Published
Separate applications were filed in the top court by president of Karnataka Congress Pradesh Committee Dinesh Gundu Rao and Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who is also the President of JD(S). DNA - Published
Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Chairman, Syed Waseem Rizvi, had filed a plea in the apex court on April 17, last year, seeking to ban hoisting such flags atop buildings and religious places, stating.. DNA - Published
Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will help protect human rights more effectively. The amendment reduces the tenure of chairpersons of.. IndiaTimes - Published
Allowing the mediation panel to continue negotiations till July 31 to resolve the dispute over ownership of the 2.77-acre Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land, the Supreme Court on Thursday fixed August 2.. IndiaTimes - Published
Europe's human rights court dismissed on Thursday a case filed by the owners of a Georgian pro-opposition television channel Rustavi 2 accusing Georgia's Supreme Court of bias and that it was subject.. Reuters - Published
A division bench comprising Justices R Subbaiah and C Saravanan held that Article 361 of the Constitution insulated the Governor of a state from being questioned or answerable before any court with.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka is hanging by a thread ahead of the floor test on July 18 with the rebel MLAs refusing to yield after the Supreme Court held they cannot be compelled to.. IndiaTimes - Published
"We honour Supreme Court's verdict. We all are together. We stand by our decision. There is no question of going to the Assembly," said rebel Karnataka MLAs after apex court's decision. DNA - Published
A fortnight before publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the Centre and state government on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking re-verification of 20% of draft NRC.. IndiaTimes - Published
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 coalition two more days to save the.. IndiaTimes - Published
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 conclude the trial in the case. IndiaTimes - Published