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The Role Of The Supreme Court In Protecting And Interpreting The Constitution Of India




Muskan Kumari, Amity University Patna

ABSTRACT

The Supreme Court plays a crucial role in protecting and interpreting the Constitution of the United States. As the highest judicial body in the country, the Court has the authority to review laws, executive actions, and lower court decisions to ensure that they align with the Constitution. Through the process of judicial review, the Court safeguards the fundamental principles and rights enshrined in the Constitution. One of the key responsibilities of the Supreme Court is to interpret the Constitution. This involves analysing the text of the Constitution, its history, and legal precedents to determine the original intent of the framers and how its provisions apply to contemporary issues. The Court's interpretations have a profound and lasting impact on laws and policies, shaping the legal landscape of the nation. Additionally, the Supreme Court acts as a guardian of individual rights and liberties. It has the authority to strike down laws and government actions that violate the Constitution, thereby protecting the rights of citizens against government overreach. Through landmark decisions, the Court has expanded civil rights, upheld principles of equality, and defended freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.

The Supreme Court's role in protecting and interpreting the Constitution is foundational to the American system of government. By ensuring the constitutionality of laws and safeguarding individual rights, the Court upholds the principles of democracy and the rule of law.

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Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

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ISSN: 2582-8878

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