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Supreme court: Highest court in a jurisdiction
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.

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Payal Tadvi suicide case: Mother demands justice after SC allows 3 accused to pursue course [Video]

Payal Tadvi suicide case: Mother demands justice after SC allows 3 accused to pursue course

26-year old doctor Payal Tadvi ended her life in May 2019 after alleged caste based discrimination by her senior colleagues in BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai. On October 08, the apex court gave permission..

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EJ Espresso: PIL in SC over Hathras probe; farm fires in Punjab [Video]

EJ Espresso: PIL in SC over Hathras probe; farm fires in Punjab

Covid-19 surge in people under 40. PIL in SC over Hathras probe. It's that time of 'Air' again, farms are on fire. And Asteroid, the size of a Boeing 747, to pass the Earth on Wednesday. All the news..

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Hathras case: Victim's brother demands investigation monitored by retired SC judge [Video]

Hathras case: Victim's brother demands investigation monitored by retired SC judge

Brother of the Hathras victim demanded investigation under a retired Supreme Court judge. "We want an investigation to be held under a retired Supreme Court judge. We want the Hathras District..

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Babri verdict: Asaduddin Owaisi slams 'black day' as court acquits all accused [Video]

Babri verdict: Asaduddin Owaisi slams 'black day' as court acquits all accused

Reacting to the Babri Masjid demolition case verdict, Asaduddin Owaisi called the acquittal of all 32 accused a 'black day' for Indian judiciary. The chief of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen..

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‘Not intended to disrespect Supreme Court’: Prashant Bhushan after verdict [Video]

‘Not intended to disrespect Supreme Court’: Prashant Bhushan after verdict

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan said he did not intend to disrespect the Supreme Court or judiciary with his tweets. Bhushan’s comments came during a press conference after the Supreme Court found him guilty..

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