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Israel justice minister supports restricting Supreme Court review power
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.