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The supreme court is the highest court within the hierarchy of courts in many legal jurisdictions. Other descriptions for such courts include court of last resort, apex court, and high court of appeal. Broadly speaking, the decisions of a supreme court are not subject to further review by any other court. Supreme courts typically function primarily as appellate courts, hearing appeals from decisions of lower trial courts, or from intermediate-level appellate courts.


UK's Johnson will act if court says parliament suspension was unlawful: lawyer

A lawyer for the British government told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that if it ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful, he would..
Reuters - Published

Britain's Supreme Court hears cases that PM Johnson's parliament suspension was illegal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government will try to persuade Britain's top court this week that his decision to suspend parliament until shortly before the date for Brexit was not illegal as Scottish..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Supreme court

UK's top court to rule on parliament suspension [Video]UK's top court to rule on parliament suspension

Britain's Supreme Court is to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended parliament for five weeks in the run-up to Brexit. His challengers say he aimed to thwart..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

Gina Miller arrives at Supreme Court for appeal over Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament [Video]Gina Miller arrives at Supreme Court for appeal over Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament

Pro-EU businesswoman Gina Miller arrives at the Supreme Court.The Supreme Court justices will begin to examine if Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks in the run-up to the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

UK PM Johnson denies lying to the Queen [Video]UK PM Johnson denies lying to the Queen

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied lying to Queen Elizabeth over the reasons for suspending parliament for five weeks after a court ruled his decision to do so was unlawful. Francesca..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

S Korea's Supreme Court orders retrial for Samsung heir Jay Y Lee [Video]S Korea's Supreme Court orders retrial for Samsung heir Jay Y Lee

Supreme Court says interpretation by Seoul High Court on what constituted bribes to then-President Park was too narrow.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published

Trump Administration Attempts To Legalize Firing Someone Based On Sexual Orientation [Video]Trump Administration Attempts To Legalize Firing Someone Based On Sexual Orientation

The Trump administration is attempting to legalize firing someone because of their sexual orientation. They are urging the Supreme Court to use a handful of LGBTQ rights cases to legalize the action...

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Panel seeks Supreme Court's view on resuming Ayodhya mediation

The SC-appointed mediation panel moved the apex court seeking its view on requests from Hindu and Muslim parties for resumption of negotiations on the dispute over ownership of the 2.77 acre Ram..
IndiaTimes - Published

After remaining AWOL for two days, Rajeev Kumar moves CBI court for anticipatory bail

In response, the CBI moved the Supreme Court today to file a caveat in the Rajeev Kumar case.
DNA - Published

Ghulam Nabi Azad thanks SC for allowing him to visit Jammu and Kashmir

Senior Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday thanked the Supreme Court for allowing him to visit Srinagar, Baramulla, Anantnag and Jammu.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Britishers imposed English on people of India: Ram Vilas Paswan

In a series of tweets, the union minister said that it was a matter of shame that the Supreme Court and most High Courts across the country use English as their official language.
DNA - Published

No steps taken in 63 years on uniform civil code, says SC

Putting the sensitive uniform civil code issue back on the political centre stage, the Supreme Court on Friday frowned on the failure of governments to heed Article 44 of the Constitution to promulgate..
IndiaTimes - Published

Babri Masjid case: Tenure of special judge extended, UP govt tells SC

The government informed the Supreme Court about its compliance with the top court's order on Friday
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Recommendations to shift HC judges non-negotiable: SC collegium

In an unprecedented statement conveyed to the Centre on Thursday, the Supreme Court collegium said its recommendations to transfer judges, necessitated for better administration of justice, were..
IndiaTimes - Published

Tamil Nadu leader Vaiko moves Supreme Court to seek Farooq Abdullah's release

In a habeus corpus petition, TN leader has requested the apex court to determine Abdullah's whereabouts
DNA - Published

UK parliament is suspended pending Supreme Court ruling: government official

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes parliament remains suspended pending a ruling by the Supreme Court, a government official said on Wednesday, after Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled..
Reuters - Published

Vikram Nath sworn in as Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court

The High Court was without a regular Chief Justice since November last year when the then Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court
DNA - Published

Free Metro rides misuse of public funds: Supreme Court to city govt

Putting a spanner in the AAP government's proposal to make Metro rides free for women, the Supreme Court warned it will not hesitate to intervene against freebies that amount to misuse of public money..
IndiaTimes - Published

London court rejects bid to stop PM Johnson's suspension of parliament

London's High Court on Friday rejected a legal challenge against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament before Brexit, but said it could still be taken to the Supreme Court for..
Reuters - Published

Ayodhya Dispute: Muslim stand on Akhara benefits Hindu deity, says Supreme Court

The concession by the Muslim side to accept Nirmohi Akhara as manager of the deity came to haunt them for the second consecutive day in the Ayodhya title suit case hearing when the Supreme Court on..
DNA - Published

'Hindus have prayed at Babri site since 1885'

Muslim parties to the Ayodhya dispute admitted before the Supreme Court on Thursday that Hindus have been offering prayers at Ram Chabutra within the Babri Masjid precincts since 1885, when a civil..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bail or jail? Supreme Court, trial courts to decide Chidambaram's fate tomorrow

Thursday will be a crucial day for Congress veteran P Chidambaram, whose fate will be decided by the Supreme Court which is scheduled to pronounce verdict on his plea challenging the Delhi high court's..
IndiaTimes - Published

CBI says no more queries for Chidambaram, but SC tells it to keep him till Sept 5

P Chidambaram will remain in CBI custody till September 5 despite the agency saying it did not require his further custody. Earlier, in the Supreme Court, the CBI strongly opposed Chidambaram moving..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sex-ploitation charges: Supreme Court forms SIT to probe Swami Chinmayanand

The UP government pointed out that in addition to the FIR lodged by the victim's father, a cross-FIR had been lodged by the institution against the victim of trying to blackmail them.
DNA - Published

SC saves Chidambaram from Tihar stay, to hear bail plea today

Former finance minister P Chidambaram has been spared the embarrassment of being sent to Tihar jail under judicial custody for now, with the Supreme Court saying he would remain in CBI custody till..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC modifies order on intervention of Solicitor General in INX Media case involving P Chidambaram

Hours after the Supreme Court on Monday asked the trial court to consider former finance minister P Chidambaram's request for interim bail in the INX Media corruption case, Solicitor General Tushar..
IndiaTimes - Published

Aasu slams Centre, state, will move SC to fix 'errors'

Unhappy with the low exclusion numbers, the All Assam Students' Union (Aasu), a stakeholder in the ongoing NRC case in the Supreme Court, said on Saturday it would move the apex court to rectify the..
IndiaTimes - Published

INX Media case: P Chidambaram in SC offers to remain in CBI custody till September 2

Former finance minister P Chidambaram on Thursday offered in the Supreme Court to remain in CBI's custody till September 2 in the INX Media corruption case. Chidambaram, who was arrested on August 21,..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC extends protection to P Chidambaram in ED case till September 5

After holding marathon hearings of over 11 hours running into five days, the Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on former finance minister P Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail plea in the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Need Chidambaram's custody to unearth conspiracy: ED to SC

Money laundering is an offence against "society and nation", the ED told the Supreme Court on Thursday and said it needed custodial interrogation of former finance minister P Chidambaram to unearth the..
IndiaTimes - Published

South Korea court ruling raises chance of Samsung heir's return to jail

South Korea's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a bribery case against the heir of the Samsung Group should be reviewed by a lower court, raising the possibility of a tougher sentence and potential..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: South Korea's top court ruling on Samsung heir and ex-president

Samsung Group will discover the fate of its de facto leader on Thursday as South Korea's Supreme Court rules whether to uphold the bribery conviction of Jay Y. Lee, in a scandal that unseated the..
Reuters - Published

South Korea's top court orders review of ex-president Park's graft case

South Korea's Supreme Court on Thursday overturned part of a ruling that sent former President Park Geun-hye to prison on corruption charges, citing procedural problems.
Reuters - Published

Thai court to rule on Myanmar workers' appeal in British tourist murders

Thailand's Supreme Court was set to rule on Thursday in the final appeal of two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death for the murder of two British backpackers on a popular Thai holiday island.
Reuters - Published

In SC, P Chidambaram dares ED to prove bank a/cs, assets abroad

A day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) told the Supreme Court that P Chidambaram had 17 bank accounts and 10 properties abroad, the former finance minister refuted the allegations on Tuesday and..
IndiaTimes - Published

OPINION: Parliament has rightly asserted its powers

The final hearing would happen before the Supreme Court, which would decide on its Constitutional validity
DNA - Published

SC grants interim protection to Chidambaram in ED case; no relief in CBI matter

Congress leader P Chidambaram was on Friday granted protection from arrest by the Supreme Court till August 26 in the money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate in the INX Media case...
IndiaTimes - Published

Plea in SC challenging new law on 'triple talaq'

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the newly enacted law which makes the practice of instant divorce through 'triple talaq' among Muslims a punishable offence entailing..
IndiaTimes - Published

INX media case: P Chidambaram fails to get Supreme Court relief, no stay on his arrest

Senior Congressman P Chidambaram was left high and dry on Wednesday as despite several attempts by his lawyers to get a stay on his arrest, the Supreme Court pushed the case for hearing on Friday,..
DNA - Published

Chidambaram files appeal in SC, says FIR against him in INX media case 'politically motivated'

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has submitted in his petition in the Supreme Court that the high court's observation that he was the "kingpin" in the INX Media case was completely baseless and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Supreme Court notice to Centre on plea by Facebook, WhatsApp on data sharing

The bench allowed the High Courts to continue with the hearing of the individual petitions but ordered that no final order be passed till the apex court takes a call on the transfer of petitions to it.
DNA - Published

Supreme Court grants CBI two more weeks to probe car crash involving Unnao rape survivor

The CBI, in its report to the Supreme Court, said that extensive investigation has been carried out in the case
DNA - Published

Gujarat: Poor RTE implementation, activist moves Supreme Court

The activist has claimed that the high court has not adjudicated the prayers made by him in his petition.
DNA - Published

Centre must have Aadhaar-like secrecy for NRC data, says Supreme Court

This direction from the SC came on a report prepared by the Assam NRC Coordinator Pratik Hajela who apprehended possible leakage of the data after some portions of the list to be released on August 31..
DNA - Published

Are descendants of Lord Ram still there at Ayodhya, asks SC

Curious to know whether anyone from the 'Raghuvansha' (descendants of Lord Ram) was still residing in Ayodhya, the Supreme Court put this query to 'Ram Lalla Virajman', the deity and one of the parties..
IndiaTimes - Published

Petition in SC against government's move to impose restrictions in Kashmir Valley

Congress activist Tehseen Poonawalla has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking withdrawal of 'curfew/restrictions' and other alleged regressive measures including blocking of phone lines,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Colonel facing adultery charge under J&K law cleared by SC

Ending a provision allowing army personnel to be prosecuted for adultery, the Supreme Court quashed general court martial (GCM) proceedings against a serving Colonel in the light of its September 2018..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ayodhya case in SC: Nirmohi Aakhara seeks control of entire 2.77 acre disputed land

Nirmohi Aakhara on Tuesday strongly pitched in the Supreme Court for control and management of the entire disputed 2.77 acre land in the politically and religiously sensitive case of Ram..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC issues notice to Centre on 2-year old kid’s plea seeking crackdown against kidney racket

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea of a two-year-old kid seeking court’s direction for a crackdown against growing number of organ trafficking in the country by ordering CBI probe in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Supreme Court: Unnao rape survivor's family at liberty to take call on shifting her to AIIMS from Lucknow

The apex court took note of a statement made by senior advocate V Giri that said the rape survivor is unconscious and on ventilator, and her family has expressed that she be treated at the Lucknow..
IndiaTimes - Published

Supreme Court: What is happening?

UNNAO rape case: all cases against ex-BJP MLA moved to Delhi
DNA - Published

'Will try to do something constructive': SC to take up Unnao rape survivor's letter

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has said the Supreme Court will list for hearing a letter written by kin of Unnao rape survivor alleging threat from accused BJP MLA Kuldip Singh Sengar.
IndiaTimes - Published

Gujarat HC seeks govt's reply on FIR over transfer of property in disturbed area

The petitioners had earlier approached the High Court seeking the court's direction to the revenue authorities to sanction the transfer of properties between them.
DNA - Published

SC stops Uttarakhand plan to build road in Rajaji National Park

The Supreme Court on Monday quashed the Uttarakhand government's proposal for construction of a road through Rajaji National Park after it was alleged that no wildlife clearance was taken to build it..
IndiaTimes - Published

Set up special courts in districts with over 100 Pocso cases: Supreme Court

Anguished over the slow pace of action on protection of children from sexual predators, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Centre to set up within 60 days one dedicated court in each district..
IndiaTimes - Published

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