About Us
A living archive of the Supreme Court of India
The Supreme Court Observer aims to build an enduring constitutional culture in India by enhancing the popular understanding of the Supreme Court's contribution to our everyday lives.
What does the Supreme Court Observer do?

The Supreme Court Observer reports on selected cases before the Supreme Court of India. SC Observer aims to make accessible the work of the Supreme Court, through a non-partisan open access database of:


SC Observer emphasises simplicity and clarity.

How is the website organized?


Non-partisan reporting and analysis of landmark cases before the Supreme Court. Every tracked case includes:

  • Case Background - description of the case, with a focus on the key constitutional issues at stake
  • Oral Arguments - live coverage of all oral arguments
  • Plain English Summaries - judgments and orders explained in a layperson's terms
  • Case Documents - all essential case documents, including Writ Petitions, Writ Submissions, Affidavits, Interim Orders, Judgments, etc.



Biographies of of sitting and retired Supreme Court Justices.


Court Explained

Introduction to the Court's jurisdiction, procedures and history. Further, a legal glossaly of commonly used legal terms.


Beyond the Court

Editorials on notable Supreme Court cases, weekly and monthly reviews of the Supreme Court and curated academic and journalistic essays.


Court in Review

Analysis of the historical evolution of the Supreme Court's jurisprudence on legal concepts, such as the right to privacy and reservation in promotion.


Court by Numbers

Insightful statistical anecdotes of various matters pertaining to the functioning of the Supreme Court.

Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR)

The Civic and Constitutional Citizenship Project team at CLPR conceived of and delivered the Supreme Court Observer website.


CLPR is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making the Constitution work for everyone through law and policy research, social and governance interventions and strategic impact litigation.


Supreme Court Observer owes its inspiration to SCOTUSblog.
The Team
Sudhir Krishnaswamy
Satya Prasoon
Disha Chaudhry
Jai Brunner
Kruthika R