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Describe the powers of the Supreme Court.
The powers of the Supreme Court are mentioned below:
● The Supreme Court is responsible for the judicial administration in the country.
● Its decisions are binding on all the other courts of the country.
● It can take up any dispute
○ Between citizens of the country;
○ Between citizens and government;
○ Between two or more state governments
○ Between governments at the union and state level.
● It is the highest court of appeal in civil and criminal cases.
● It also has the power to hear appeals against the decisions of the High Court.
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Which of the following statements about the judiciary is false?
(a) Every law passed by the Parliament needs approval of the Supreme Court
(b) Judiciary can strike down a law if it goes against the spirit of the Constitution.
(c) Judiciary is independent of the Executive.
(d) Any citizen can approach the courts if her rights are violated.NCERT Political Science - Democratic Politics I
After reading the example of the reservation order, three students had different reactions about the role of the judiciary. Which view, according to you, is correct reading of the role of judiciary?
(a) Srinivas argues that since the Supreme Court agreed with the government, it is not independent.
(b) Anjaiah says that judiciary is independent because it could have given a verdict against the government order. The Supreme Court did direct the government to modify it.
(c) Vijaya thinks that the judiciary is neither independent nor conformist, but acts as a mediator between opposing parties. The court struck a good balance between those who supported and those who opposed the order.NCERT Political Science - Democratic Politics I