Political Science(GS) Judicial System-Supreme Court Revision (Page 2 of 2)

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Judicial Independence

The Constitution sees that the Supreme Court remains independent and for this the appointment of judges is based on seniority and not on political preference.

A Judge of the Supreme Court cannot be removed from his post unless the President approves so. Also his approval shou

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Powers to Punish Contempt

Under Articles 129 and 142 of the Constitution, the Supreme Court can give punishment who disregards the court of law in India including itself.

The Supreme Court used such power when it sentenced one month jail to Minister of the state of Maharashtra, Swaroop Singh Naik as h

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Special Satus of Jammu and Kashmir

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been given a special status compared to other states in India because of many reasons.

The exceptions for the state are clearly mentioned in Article 370 of the Constitution, the major one stating that the constitution is not totally applicab

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Judiciary-Executive Confrontations

Land Reforms (Early confrontation)

Earlier after independence, state government started equal distribution of the land which was held by zamindars to the common people. However some courts opposed this and supported it by stating that this violated the fundamental laws of zam

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Removal of Judges of Supreme Court

The judges of Supreme Court and High Court can only be removed if they misbehave or cannot perform well. However there have only been two such rare cases.

All the provisions regarding removal of a Supreme Court or High Court judge is covered under Articles 124 (4) and (5) and

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