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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.


Rath Yatra 2020: BJP leaders, petitioner welcome SC's decision [Video]

Rath Yatra 2020: BJP leaders, petitioner welcome SC's decision

Supreme Court on June 22 allowed Rath Yatra to be conducted in Puri, Odisha with certain restrictions. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan welcomed the decision and said the..

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Trump will try again after Supreme Court DACA decision [Video]

Trump will try again after Supreme Court DACA decision

President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration will make a filing on "Dreamer" immigrants in the United States, without providing details, to address the Supreme Court's ruling that said he..

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Brazil public prosecutor Aras asks Supreme Court to authorize Bolsonaro investigation

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Israeli parliament speaker, a Netanyahu ally, resigns in clash with Supreme Court

The speaker of Israel's parliament, an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, resigned on Wednesday, sharpening a battle with the Supreme Court over its concerns that democracy could be a casualty..
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Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court accuses army of occupying courts

A dozen soldiers have occupied the grounds of Guinea-Bissau's Supreme Court, the court said on Tuesday, deepening a post-election crisis that has resulted in the appointment of rival presidents and the..
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RFS to seek court advice to unlock $51 million raised by Celeste Barber

The NSW Rural Fire Service will ask the Supreme Court for directions on how it can spend $51 million raised for the bushfire appeal by comedian Celeste Barber.
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Philippines seeks scrapping of 'abusive' broadcaster's franchise

The Philippine government on Monday urged the Supreme Court to cancel the franchises of the country's top broadcaster, ABS-CBN Corp, a move slammed by opposition lawmakers and activists as an attack..
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Female High Court judges 'far more likely' to be interrupted than male peers: study

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Guinea-Bissau electoral commission confirms Embalo as president

Guinea-Bissau's national electoral commission confirmed former Prime Minister Umaro Cissoko Embalo as winner of the presidential ballot on Wednesday, after the Supreme Court threw the result into doubt..
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Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

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Lesser UK courts will be able to overturn ECJ rulings after Brexit: PM's spokesman

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Mexico's Lopez Obrador gains ally on top court with new judge

Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly approved a new member of the Supreme Court on Thursday, giving President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a new ally on the 11-member panel.
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India ramps up security ahead of verdict on contested religious site

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Spanish court reactivates warrant for three Catalan separatist leaders: lawyer

Spain's Supreme Court has reactivated a European arrest warrant for three of the Catalan leaders who fled Spain after taking part in a failed independence bid in 2017, a lawyer for the accused said on..
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Moriah College's financial controller of 15 years accused of fraud

Moriah College asked the Supreme Court to freeze its former financial controller's assets after accusing him of fraud
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Nigerian supreme court dismisses appeal against Buhari election win

Nigeria's Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of February's presidential election in which Muhammadu Buhari was returned to office.
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Polish Supreme Court rejects vote recount bid by ruling nationalists

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Polish opposition follows government in demanding partial Senate vote recount

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Poland's ruling nationalists ask for partial vote recount after losing Senate

Poland's ruling nationalists asked the Supreme Court on Monday to approve a recount of some votes for parliament's upper house, a move which if approved could hand them a majority in both chambers and..
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Brazil Supreme Court ruling could free corruption convicts, including Lula

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Jailed Catalan separatist leader says new referendum unavoidable

The Catalan separatist leader hit by the heaviest jail sentence by Spain's Supreme Court for his role in the region's failed secession bid told Reuters a new referendum on independence was unavoidable.
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Spaniards react to prison sentences for Catalan separatist leaders

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Spain finds Catalan leaders guilty of sedition in landmark ruling over independence bid

Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in the region's failed bid for independence in 2017.
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Catalan separatist leaders to get up to 15 years in jail: judicial source

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UK Attorney General: We will not suspend parliament unlawfully again

The British government will not try to suspend parliament again in a way that contravenes Tuesday's ruling of the Supreme Court, Attorney General Geoffrey Cox said, speaking after the court declared an..
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DUP leader Foster says Supreme Court decision "has to be respected"

The leader of the Northern Ireland party whose 10 members of parliament support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government on Tuesday said the judgment of the Supreme Court has to be respected.
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EU executive declines comment after top UK court rules against PM Johnson

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UK Speaker Bercow says House of Commons must convene without delay

Britain's House of Commons must convene without delay, Speaker John Bercow said on Tuesday, welcoming a ruling by the Supreme Court that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament..
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Spain's Supreme Court set to rule on whether remains of Franco should be moved

Spain's Supreme Court is expected to rule on Tuesday on whether to move the remains of former dictator General Francisco Franco from a state mausoleum that the leftist government and others have..
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UK will respect Supreme Court ruling on suspension of parliament: Foreign minister

Britain will accept the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on whether the government's decision to suspend parliament was lawful, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday.
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London court rejects bid to stop PM Johnson's suspension of parliament

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South Korea's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a bribery case against the heir of the Samsung Group should be reviewed by a lower court, raising the possibility of a tougher sentence and potential..
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