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  4/8/2012, Nisan 16, 5772

Land of Israel Legal Forum Supports Ne'eman Proposal


The Land of Israel Legal Forum voiced support, Sunday, for a proposal by Justice Minister Ya'akov Ne'eman to give the Knesset an opportunity to override Supreme Court rejection of legislation, adding that the proposal did not go far enough.

Forum director Nachi Eyal said that the measure should be amended so that only a panel comprised of all the High Court justices could void a law, and even then with great reluctance. He added that the fact that the court had taken upon itself to void laws in an opportunistic way without the response of the sovereign elected officials is a badge of shame for the country and Israeli democracy, and the time has come to correct the distortion.