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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. 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 U.S. 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.


Mayawati wants SC-supervised probe into Delhi violence

BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday demanded a Supreme Court-supervised probe into the communal violence in parts of northeast Delhi and said that the Centre and the AAP government should pitch in together..
IndiaTimes - Published

U.S. Supreme Court open to more damages against Sudan over embassy bombings

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared open to reinstating $4.3 billion in punitive damages against Sudan in lawsuits accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of two U.S. embassies in..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Supreme Court of the United States

Top U.S. court blocks cross-border shooting suit [Video]Top U.S. court blocks cross-border shooting suit

The mother of a 15-year-old Mexican boy who was fatally shot said she felt "powerless" after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday (February 25) barred a lawsuit against a Border Patrol agent who was..

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Trump calls on two liberal justices to recuse themselves [Video]Trump calls on two liberal justices to recuse themselves

President Donald Trump turned his ire on the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, calling on two of the liberal justices to recuse themselves from any cases involving him or his administration. Jonah Green..

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Oystermen struggle to survive amid Florida, Georgia water battle [Video]Oystermen struggle to survive amid Florida, Georgia water battle

The future of oystermen in Florida’s Apalachicola Bay may be determined by the U.S. Supreme Court, which is expected to rule later this year on a seven-year-long legal battle between Florida and..

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India citizenship law: Supreme Court prepares to hear appeals [Video]India citizenship law: Supreme Court prepares to hear appeals

Supreme Court judges get ready to hear the first complaints against controversial new law.

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal in teen texting suicide case [Video]U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal in teen texting suicide case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place the manslaughter conviction of a Massachusetts woman for goading her boyfriend into committing suicide. Freddie Joyner has more.

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Judiciary needs to respond to problems like terrorism, cyber crime: Justice N V Ramana

Terrorism, cyber crime, environmental degradation and health problems are the major issues plaguing the world including the Indian subcontinent and the judiciary needs to appropriately respond to them..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sunni board says 5-acre mosque land accepted

UP Sunni Central Waqf Board has said that it had already accepted the five-acre alternative land given by the UP government for the construction of a mosque in Ayodhya as per Supreme Court’s order...
IndiaTimes - Published

Ukraine constitutional court says scrapping old Supreme Court was unconstitutional

Ukrainian lawmakers exceeded their authority when they voted to scrap the country's old Supreme Court in 2016 as part of sweeping judicial reform, the country's constitutional court ruled on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Tears and defiance as Shaheen Bagh protesters meet SC interlocutors

There were tears and defiance too as the women of Shaheen Bagh poured their hearts out to the two Supreme Court appointed interlocutors on Wednesday, the first attempt to reach out to those sitting in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress defends Rahul Gandhi on 2013 ordinance row, says cannot disrespect former PM Manmohan Singh

Rahul had criticised the controversial ordinance that was brought in by the UPA government to negate a Supreme Court verdict on convicted lawmakers.
DNA - Published

Rahul Gandhi should click refresh button as command posts issue was Congress legacy: BJP

The BJP welcomed the Supreme Court's order on Monday to grant permanent commission to all women officers in the Army, and attacked the Congress by saying that the denial of the posts was its legacy...
IndiaTimes - Published

Supreme Court names mediators to persuade Shaheen Bagh protesters to clear road

Noting that democracy works on expression of view but there are lines and boundaries, the bench said that the residents can protest but the question is - where?
DNA - Published

BJP govt disrespected women by arguing they don't deserve command posts in Army: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday claimed the BJP government disrespected Indian women by arguing in Supreme Court that women Army officers did not deserve command posts or permanent service..
IndiaTimes - Published

Shaheen Bagh protests: Supreme Court names 3 mediators, next hearing on Monday

The Supreme Court said on Monday that people have a fundamental right to protest but the blocking of public roads is a matter of concern. It asked senior advocates Sanjay Hegde, Sadhana Ramachandran..
IndiaTimes - Published

Grant permanent commission to women officers in army within three months, Supreme Court directs Centre

The bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said that women officers in the past have brought laurels to the country.
DNA - Published

Blanket labelling of dissent as anti-national hurts ethos of democracy: Justice Chandrachud

Calling dissent a "safety valve" of democracy, Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud on Saturday said "blanket labelling" of dissent as anti-national or anti-democratic strikes at the "heart" of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Govt should bring ordinance to 'rectify' SC order on reservation in jobs: Ram Vilas Paswan

The government should bring an ordinance to "rectify" the Supreme Court's recent decision on reservation in jobs for SC-ST communities and all such issues should be included in the Ninth Schedule of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nirbhaya case: Supreme Court judge faints in courtroom

Supreme Court judge Justice R Banumathi fainted in the courtroom on Friday while dictating order on the Centre' plea seeking separate hanging of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape..
IndiaTimes - Published

CAA: Chidambaram for mass movement 'if any Muslim is sent to camp'

Chidambaram also said that the only way to oppose CAA was legally and added that he believed in the Supreme Court which is hearing petitions against changes in the citizenship law. When asked why the..
IndiaTimes - Published

There must be huge mass movement if Muslims being sent to detention camps: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday said there should be a "huge mass movement" if any Muslim is sent to detention camps in case the Supreme Court upholds the validity of the Citizenship..
IndiaTimes - Published

Supreme Court defers hearing on Nirbhaya rapist Vinay Sharma's mercy petition rejection

The apex court also asked the convicts to file their reply, and in addition appointed senior advocate Anjana Prakash as amicus curiae to represent one of the convicts, Pawan Kumar Gupta.
DNA - Published

Mexican president intends to send judicial reform proposal to Congress

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he will send Congress a proposal crafted by the Supreme Court that aims to strengthen the judiciary to combat corruption and abuse of..
Reuters - Published

Assam NRC data vanishes from cloud

The complete list containing 3.11 crore inclusions and 19.06 lakh exclusions had been uploaded to the website in October on the orders of the Supreme Court. An NRC official claimed the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nirbhaya case: Convict Vinay Sharma moves SC challenging rejection of mercy plea by President

One of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, Vinay Sharma, approached the Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging the rejection of his mercy petition by the President...
IndiaTimes - Published

SC quota order: Oppn targets BJP; govt cites 'Cong govt's 2012 order'

The Centre on Monday informed Lok Sabha that it was not a party to the case in which the Supreme Court ruled that states are not bound to provide quota in appointments and promotions, after the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rahul Gandhi targets BJP over Supreme Court's decision to deny reservations in job promotions

"I want to tell SC/ST/OBC and Dalits that we'll never let reservations come to an end no matter how much Modi Ji or Mohan Bhagwat dream of it," Rahul Gandhi said.
DNA - Published

BJP weakening equal rights given to Dalits, tribals by Constitution: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday attacked the BJP over the Supreme Court's decision on the issue of reservation in appointments and promotions, alleging that the ruling party was..
IndiaTimes - Published

Supreme Court on infant's death: Can a 4-month-old be taking part in protests at Shaheen Bagh?

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde took strong exception to some of the lawyers opposing the court's taking suo motu (on its own) cognisance of the matter. "Can a 4-month-old child be taking..
IndiaTimes - Published

Supreme Court upholds constitutional validity of SC/ST Amendment Act, 2018: 'No inquiry needed for lodging FIR'

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the constitutional validity of the SC/ST Amendment Act, 2018, and said a court can grant anticipatory bail only in cases where a prima facie case is not made out. A..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

Centre’s stand against command posting of women in Army is regressive and retrograde: Officers tell SC

Countering Centre’s stand on denying command post to women in Army on the ground of their physiological limitations and prevailing societal norms, the women officers told the Supreme Court on Friday..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nothing wrong if a professional's knowledge is tested: SC

"There is nothing wrong if knowledge of a professional is tested", the Supreme Court observed on Friday when three Chattisgarh-based doctors came to it saying they are being forced to undertake the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Supreme Court defers pleas seeking removal of Shaheen Bagh protesters till Monday

The Supreme Court on Monday deferred the pleas seeking removal of agitators from South East Delhi's Shaheen Bagh.
DNA - Published

SC awards Rs 1 crore compensation to accident victim who was left with mental age of 9 months for life

A decade after a 12-year old girl met with an accident which led to 100 percent physical disability and left her with the mental age of a nine-month-old for the rest of her life due to brain injuries,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Centre notifies setting up of 'Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra' Trust for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally announced setting up of a trust for the construction of the temple in Ayodhya as directed by the Supreme Court in its landmark verdict in the Ram..
DNA - Published

Muslim woman seeks right to offer namaz in mosques 5 times a day

Discounting the All India Muslim Personal Law Board's ambivalent stand which appeared to support entry of women into mosques, a Pune-based Muslim couple asked the Supreme Court on Monday to direct..
IndiaTimes - Published

Supreme Court begins hearing in Sabarimala temple matter

IndiaTimes - Published

After SC dismisses curative petition, I hope Nirbhaya convicts are hanged on Feb 1: Asha Devi

Expressing happiness over the Supreme Court's decision, Nirbhaya's father Badrinath Singh said: "I welcome the decision of the top court. There is, of course, a delay in the process but we are not..
IndiaTimes - Published

Supreme Court nod for cheetah’s return to India’s wild

For a decade, the National Tiger Conservation Authority has been knocking on the Supreme Court’s door for introduction of cheetah into the sanctuary, saying this was an ideal habitat for the animals..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nirbhaya: Convict Mukesh Kumar seeks urgent hearing in SC against rejection of mercy plea

Death row convict in the 2012 Nirbhaya murder and gang rape case Mukesh Kumar Singh on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking urgent hearing on his plea against dismissal of his mercy petition by the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Supreme Court to hear pleas challenging CAA on Wednesday

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Wednesday a batch of pleas seeking to examine the constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). Some of the petitions filed later have also..
IndiaTimes - Published

Who is Indira Jaising to suggest that I forgive my daughter's rapists: Nirbhaya's mother

"I met her many times over the years in Supreme Court, not even once has she asked for my well being and today she is speaking for the convicts. Such people earn their livelihoods by supporting..
IndiaTimes - Published

Punjab to move Supreme Court over CAA: Amarinder Singh

IndiaTimes - Published

EU executive asks EU top court to suspend work of Poland's supreme court disciplinary chamber

The European Commission decided on Tuesday to ask the EU's top court to suspend the functioning of the disciplinary chamber of Poland's Supreme Court.
Reuters - Published

Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court rejects challenge to presidential election result

Guinea-Bissau's Supreme Court on Sunday rejected a challenge against Umaro Cissoko Embalo's victory in last month's election run-off by the defeated candidate, who complained of fraud.
Reuters - Published

Time to calculate value of a tree by volume of oxygen it gives, suggests SC

Redefining the valuation of trees, often felled to make way for road, rail and other projects, the Supreme Court on Thursday said the time had come to calculate environmental cost of trees by taking..
IndiaTimes - Published

Get mines re-grassed, Supreme Court tells government

IndiaTimes - Published

JD(U) condemns violent activities in JNU campus, demands inquiry by a Supreme Court judge

IndiaTimes - Published

Losing Guinea-Bissau presidential candidate contests results in court

The losing candidate in Guinea-Bissau's presidential election filed a Supreme Court challenge on Friday to former prime minister and ex-army general Umaro Cissoko Embalo's victory in a run-off, a court..
Reuters - Published

Delhi: 'Pragati Maidan' metro station renamed to 'Supreme Court', Dy CM Manish Sisodia announces name change

The Badarpur-Mehrauli Road will be named as Acharya Shri Mahapragya Marg, and Mukarba Chowk and flyover have been renamed to Captain Vikram Batra Chowk.
DNA - Published

Hyderabad encounter: Families of accused approach Supreme Court seeking action against cops

In a petition filed at the top court, the families sought registration of a murder case against the police officials who took part in the encounter along with compensation worth Rs 50 lakh to each..
DNA - Published

Nirbhaya's mother breaks down as Delhi court adjourns hearing on issuing death warrants

She said she was "upset" at the court's decision. "The convicts have been given one more chance. Why are their rights being considered? What about our rights?" she asked. Earlier in the day, she had..
IndiaTimes - Published

Supreme Court rejects review petition of Nirbhaya rape-murder convict, grants one week to file mercy plea

The convict had made bizarre arguments in his petition, which said, among other things, that he should not be sentenced to death when the air pollution in Delhi was killing people anyway.
DNA - Published

Supreme Court refuses to stay implementation of Citizenship (Amendment) Act, issues notice to Centre

Around 60 petitions had been filed in the matter.
DNA - Published

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