SUPREME COURT CONSTITUTIONAL BENCH JUDGMENTS [2018] 

Common Cause (A Regd. Society) Vs. Union of India and Another – Right to life: including right to live with human dignity” would mean the existence of such right up to the end of natural life, which also includes the right to a dignified life upto the point of death including a dignified procedure of death. [HON’BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE A.K. SIKRI, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE A.M. KHANWILKAR, HON’BLE DR. JUSTICE D.Y. CHANDRACHUD, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE ASHOK BHUSHAN]

Bir Singh Vs. Delhi Jal Board & Ors. – A person notified as a Scheduled Caste in State ‘A’ cannot claim the same status in another State on the basis that he is declared as a Scheduled Caste in State ‘A’……” [ HON’BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE N.V. RAMANA, HON’BLE MRS. JUSTICE R. BANUMATHI, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE MOHAN M. SHANTANAGOUDAR, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE S. ABDUL NAZEER ]

Navtej Singh Johar & Ors. Vs. Union of India through Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice – SECTION 377of IPC-Homosexuality-It is declared that insofar as Section 377 criminalises consensual sexual acts of adults (i.e. persons above the age of 18 years who are competent to consent) in private, is violative of Articles 14, 15, 19, and 21 of the Constitution. [HON’BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE ROHINTON FALI NARIMAN, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE A.M. KHANWILKAR, HON’BLE DR. JUSTICE D.Y. CHANDRACHUD, HON’BLE MS. JUSTICE INDU MALHOTRA]

Public Interest Foundation vs Union Of India – Corruption-A time has come that the Parliament must make a law to ensure that persons facing serious criminal cases do not enter into the political stream. [HON’BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE ROHINTON FALI NARIMAN, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE A.M. KHANWILKAR, HON’BLE DR. JUSTICE D.Y. CHANDRACHUD, HON’BLE MS. JUSTICE INDU MALHOTRA]

Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd.) and Another Vs. Union of India and Others– Certain provision of the Aadhaar Act has been declared unconstitutional.

Joseph Shine Vs. Union of India –September 27, 2018 – The apex court’s five-judge Constitution bench was unanimous in striking down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code dealing with the offence of adultery, holding it as manifestly arbitrary, archaic and violative of the rights to equality and equal opportunity to women.[HON’BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE ROHINTON FALI NARIMAN, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE A.M. KHANWILKAR, HON’BLE DR. JUSTICE D.Y. CHANDRACHUD, HON’BLE MS. JUSTICE INDU MALHOTRA]

Indian Young Lawyers Association & Ors. Vs. State of Kerala & Ors – In this PIL   under Article 32 of the Constitution the petitioners have prayed for direction commanding the Government of Kerala, Dewaswom Board of Travancore, Chief Thanthri of Sabarimala Temple and the District Magistrate of Pathanamthitta and their officers to ensure entry of female devotees between the age group of 10 to 50 at the Lord Ayappa Temple at Sabarimala (Kerala) [HON’BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE ROHINTON FALI NARIMAN, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE A.M. KHANWILKAR, HON’BLE DR. JUSTICE D.Y. CHANDRACHUD, HON’BLE MS. JUSTICE INDU MALHOTRA]