The bench asked the high court to examine the issue within four months.
The apex court's order came on Jayalalithaa's plea against the high court order to the Election Commission to register a criminal case against her for filing the multiple nominations.
Jayalalithaa had filed nominations in Andipatti, Krishnagiri, Bhuvanagiri and Pudukottai constituencies. All were rejected as she had been disqualified from contesting the polls at that time due to her conviction in the TANSI land deal case.
A former DMK MP C Kuppusamy had moved the high court against her and the court in June 2007 had directed the poll panel to register a case against her but the order was stayed by the Supreme Court in July 2007.
The high court had held that Jayalalithaa's declaration in the third (Bhuvanagiri) and fourth (Pudukottai) constituencies that she had not been nominated from more than two segments was "false to her own knowledge and amounts to violation of Section 33(7) (b) of the Representation of the People Act (as per which a candidate cannot contest from more than two constituencies)."