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Explain the power and functions of the Supreme Court.

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The Supreme Court is the Apex court of India. The judges of Supreme court are appointed by the President in consultation with such other judges of the supreme court and high court. The Supreme Court is primarily a court of appeal though it hears cases in the original jurisdiction. It is the last resort in case of appeals. It is the guarantor and guardian of Fundamental Rights and exercises the power of judicial review to check the actions of legislative and administrative authority. It has the power of giving an advisory opinion to the President in certain matters. It hears interstates disputes and disputes between center and states. It issues writs for the enforcement of fundamental rights and hears PIL (Public Interest Legislation).

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