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  4/8/2012, Nisan 16, 5772

MK Gal-On: Stop Ne'eman Proposal


MK Zahava Gal-on urged on Sunday that a law to be proposed by Justice Minister Ya'akov Ne'eman allowing MKs to override High Court objections to laws passed by the Knesset be defeated. The law would allow the Knesset to override High Court objections to laws that have been passed if 65 MKs vote to support the law, according to the proposal. The law would also regulate the right of the High Court to cancel laws passed by the Knesset. Such cancellation could take effect only in specific cases, and when at least nine High Court judges were hearing a case.

Gal-on said that “Ne'eman apparently got confused when reading the Haggadah at the Seder, and did not understand the meeting of the Holiday of Freedom when he proposed a law that would ostensibly defend the freedoms of Israelis, but really takes their freedom away.”