Category: Supreme Court

Supreme Court to reopen tomorrow after 49-day summer vacation – What is in store?

Source: The Supreme Court will reopen tomorrow after the summer vacation. The Court was closed for summer vacation on May 13 with the summer vacation lasting for 49 days. The Vacation Bench, sitting in different combinations functioned throughout the summer holidays. Two Important judgments both related to the same larger controversy, Rafale, is pending

BT Buzz: Does the amended Aadhaar Bill circumvent Supreme Court’s order?

Source: On June 24, Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Minister of Law & Justice, Electronics & Information Technology introduced The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Amidst protests by some Opposition leaders, he sought to provide a brief explanation. “Supreme Court has elaborately dealt with the Aadhaar Act and has held that Aadhaar is

Foreign funding law ‘misused’ to target civil society: Amnesty, Human Rights Watch

Source: Two top rights groups with presence in several countries, including India, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have said that the “criminal case” against the Lawyers Collective, a Delhi-based high profile NGO with some of the most well-known Supreme Court advocates as its office bearers, is the latest example of how the foreign

Supreme Court says law banning registration of ‘scandalous’ trademarks violates First Amendment

Source: Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court struck down Monday a provision of federal law that prohibits the registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks as a violation of the First Amendment. The justices’ ruling clears the way for a clothing designer to apply for a federal trademark for his clothing line called FUCT. The ruling, which

In blow to FOIA advocates, Supreme Court blocks South Dakota newspaper from ‘confidential’ food stamp data

Source: The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to advocates of greater access to public information, ruling in a 6-3 decision that the government does not have to turn over private food stamp data it obtained from grocery stores to a South Dakota newspaper. The paper, the Argus Leader, had filed a Freedom