A Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh

Israel justice minister supports restricting Supreme Court review power

[JURIST] Israeli Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann [official profile] expressed support Sunday for restricting the ability of the Israeli Supreme Court [official website, in Hebrew] to overturn laws passed by the Israeli parliament, the Knesset [official website], and granting the Knesset authority to revise laws overturned by the court. Friedmann made his comments during a meeting of the ministerial committee for legislation, which is currently discussing two bills on the court's authority to invalidate laws promulgated by the Knesset.

Friedmann instructed the Justice Department to draw up a bill based on the Canadian model of judicial authority to strike down laws. Friedmann's bill will go before the ministerial legislative committee for approval next week. Haaretz has more.

About Paper Chase

Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.