What is difference between Indian and US Supreme Court?

Q.  Which of the following is/are true?

1) American and Indian Supreme Courts have advisory jurisdiction.
2) Indian and US Supreme Court follow procedure established by law.

- Published on 03 Mar 17

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

ANSWER: Neither 1 nor 2
    Difference between Supreme Court of India and USA -

Sr. No.Supreme Court of IndiaSupreme Court of USA
1.Only federal cases come under its original jurisdiction.Federal cases, cases of naval forces, maritime activities, ambassadors etc., come under its original jurisdiction.
2.Advisory jurisdiction is there.There is no advisory jurisdiction.
3.The appellate jurisdiction includes constitutional, civil and criminal cases.The appellate jurisdiction is restricted to constitutional cases only.
4.It can grant special leave to appeal in any matter against the judgment of any court or tribunal (except a military tribunal). Thus it has wide discretionary power.There is no such power granted to it.
5.It follows procedure established by law.It follows due process of law.
6.It has restricted ambit of judicial review.It has a wide ambit of judicial review.
7.Though defined in the Constitution, its jurisdiction and powers can be increased or decreased by Parliament.Its jurisdiction and powers are restricted to that conferred by the Constitution of USA.
8.India has integrated Judiciary.

This vests Supreme Court with control and superintendence powers over state high courts
There is separate judiciary for state and federation.

So, no control and superintendence powers are available.


  • navya   -Posted on 19 Oct 19
    it is clear &easy to understand

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