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While many on the Israeli right feel that their left-leaning Supreme Court holds too much power, it is apparent that many on the American left feel the same about their right-leaning court.

Last week the conservative majority court made several rulings that provoked the ire of American liberals, including a ruling against affirmative action in college admissions, one striking down President Biden's student debt forgiveness plan, and another that sided with a business owner who wanted to refuse service to LGBT couples.

The decisions triggered calls on the left to limit the court's power and to make it less political, a move which the Israeli right has been working on since January, much to the dismay and protest of the Israeli and global left.

On Sunday, the left-leaning British newspaper The Guardian published an article regarding the recent rulings in the US. The article reads like a list of talking points for any pro-reform politician in Israel, calling for judicial reform and stating that "the conservative justices are acting more as politicians than as judges," a complaint that has been frequent in the Israeli right for years.

Following the rulings, far-left Senator Bernie Sanders Tweeted: "In my view, if right-wing Supreme Court justices want to make public policy, they should quit the Supreme Court and run for political office."

Knesset Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee Chairman MK Simcha Rothman, who is spearheading Israel's judicial reform legislation, seemingly found it ironic that the American left, which is vocally against his legislation, has the same issues with the courts that he does. Rothman shared a screenshot of the Tweet on his Twitter account, writing: "A surprising supporter for the judicial reform."