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        10/31/2007, Cheshvan 19, 5768

      Friedmann: Only 9 Justices Can Reject a Law


      Justice Minister Professor Daniel Friedmann has proposed a new set of procedures for judges wishing to reject a law voted in by the Knesset and for Members of Knesset who wish to keep the law.  According to his proposal, the only court with the authority to reject a law on the grounds that it violates citizens’ legal rights would be the Supreme Court.  Laws could only be rejected if nine or more justices ruled on the issue.

      The Knesset will need a majority of 66 MKs to keep a law that the Supreme Court has decided to reject.  The proposal initially called for a majority of 61 MKs.