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Israel’s Supreme Court Decision on Judicial Reforms



  Jan 03, 2024

Israel’s Supreme Court Decision on Judicial Reforms



What was the recent decision by Israel’s Supreme Court?

The court struck down a key part of the government’s judicial overhaul, which sought to limit the court’s authority to declare executive decisions void due to “unreasonableness.”

How did the court vote on this decision?

The decision was closely contested, with a vote of eight to seven against one of the “Basic Laws.”

What is significant about this ruling?

This is the first time Israel’s apex court has nullified a “Basic Law,” which is part of Israel’s quasi-constitutional laws.

Why did Justice Minister Yariv Levin criticize the court’s decision?

Levin criticized the decision, accusing the justices of overreaching and taking authorities that should be divided among the branches of government.

What was the ‘reasonableness limitation law’?

It was legislation that aimed to restrict the judiciary’s power to declare government decisions “unreasonable” and thus sought to diminish the court’s role in protecting minority rights.

What was the public reaction to the enactment of this law?

The law’s passage led to widespread protests and threats of resignation from army reservists.

How did opposition leaders react to the court’s ruling?

Opposition leaders like Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid welcomed the decision, emphasizing respect for the court’s ruling and the need for unity and democratic values.

What are the “Basic Laws” of Israel?

Israel’s “Basic Laws” serve as the country’s quasi-constitution, setting the foundation of the legal system in the absence of a formal written constitution.


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