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  Tevet 7, 5772 , 02/01/12

'Grunis Law' Vote Scheduled for Monday

The decisive Knesset votes are scheduled Monday on the second and third reading of a bill reducing the amount of time a judge has to serve and has left to serve in order to be selected as president of the Supreme Court. The measure has been called the Grunis Law because it will make Justice Asher Grunis eligible for the presidency when Justice Dorit Beinisch retires in February.

It is the second time the proposal has been on the agenda. The vote was delayed a few weeks ago, after the hareidi-religious Shas party threatened to vote against it over another law regarding the selection of judges for religious courts. The Grunis Law is expected to pass.

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