Chief Justice threatens petition against Justice Minister Shaked

Chief Justice Miriam Naor threatens petition against Justice Minister Shaked, claims she is delaying appointment of Naor's successor.

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 Miriam Naor
Miriam Naor
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Supreme Court Chief Justice Miriam Naor sent a sharp letter to Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home).

Naor made a veiled threat in her letter to petition the court against Shaked if she delayed convening the Judicial Selection Committee which is supposed to announce the appointment of Esther Hayut as the next Chief Justice.

Naor said that "the minister should use her authority to establish the schedule only in a true and professional manner. Apparently the only reason to delay the meeting of the committee is that we have not succeeded in getting to an agreement regarding the identity of the two Supreme Court judges to be appointed in place of [retiring justices] Danziger and Shoham."