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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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‘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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5 reasons why SC chose CBI probe for Sushant Singh Rajput death case [Video]

5 reasons why SC chose CBI probe for Sushant Singh Rajput death case

Supreme Court ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death. Mumbai police has been asked to hand over all evidence collected so far to the CBI. The apex..

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Watch what top politicians said on SC order on Sushant Singh death case [Video]

Watch what top politicians said on SC order on Sushant Singh death case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. The apex court’s decision was welcomed by some politicians while others..

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‘Confident that we will get justice’: Sushant Singh’s family after SC order [Video]

‘Confident that we will get justice’: Sushant Singh’s family after SC order

Hours after the Supreme Court order on the Sushant Singh Raput death probe, the late actor’s family members have welcomed the order and thanked the apex court. They said that today’s order has made..

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'Very happy': Bihar DGP after SC orders CBI inquiry in SSR's death case [Video]

'Very happy': Bihar DGP after SC orders CBI inquiry in SSR's death case

The Director General of Police (DGP) of Bihar, Gupteshwar Pandey reacted over the Supreme Court verdict over the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Bihar DGP said, "I am very happy. The Supreme Court's..

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Supreme Court orders CBI investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput death case [Video]

Supreme Court orders CBI investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput death case

Supreme Court has ordered CBI investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput death case on Aug 19. Actor Rhea Chakraborty had filed a petition seeking transfer of investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput death..

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Trump, Democrats both hoped for political wins in Supreme Court decision on taxes. Neither got one

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Trump blasts DACA decision, asking if people get the impression 'the Supreme Court doesn't like me?'

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Brazil's Bolsonaro says time to end 'abuses' by Supreme Court

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday told supporters it is necessary to stop "abuses" from the nation's Supreme Court and that time was nearing to put "everything in its rightful place," his..
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LGBT community applaud Supreme Court ruling

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Brazilian public prosecutor Augusto Aras asked the Supreme Court on Friday to authorize the investigation of allegations made by former minister Sergio Moro against President Jair Bolsonaro, his office..
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