Chief Justice warns of 'danger to democracy'

Prime Minister, Justice Minister, Chief Justice, and Deputy Justice Meltzer discuss Overrule Clause for about two hours.

Mordechai Sones,

Hayut
Hayut
Flash 90

The widely-anticipated meeting between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Chief Justice Esther Hayut has ended at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem. The meeting was an attempt to reach agreement on enacting the Overrule Clause that would under specified conditions allow the Knesset to re-enact laws that the Supreme Court has ruled out.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Deputy Chief Justice Hanan Meltzer also participated in the meeting.

According to reports, the Chief Justice argued enactment of the bill is "a danger to democracy".

The Prime Minister's Office said all positions were expressed and "there was a thorough and serious discussion."

The meeting between Hayut and Netanyahu was made possible after Netanyahu accepted the Supreme Court demand to postpone the ministerial committee hearing on the increase by another week, a request that received Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked's consent. At the same time her party, the Jewish Home, announced that another postponement would not be accepted.

Jewish Home Chair MK Shuli Mualem Rafaeli told Arutz Sheva her party will not accept any proposal beyond a majority of 61 MKs.








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