Israel’s High Court Showdown Continues

Israel’s Supreme Court announced a full panel of 15 justices would consider hearing petitioners in opposition to the recently passed law that limits the power of the Supreme Court to alter laws and policies, The court will be effectively determining if it should be limited in its power or not.

Israel’s full high court to hear petitions against judiciary law in September that spurred protests

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Supreme Court said Monday that a full panel of 15 justices would hear petitions in September against a contentious law Benjamin Netanyahu’s government passed last week that spurred mass protests.

The law was one of a series of proposed changes to Israel’s judiciary put forward by Netanyahu’s government earlier this year that seek to curb the power of the Supreme Court. The judicial overhaul plan has been met with months of sustained mass protest against the legislation and drawn criticism from the White House.


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