Hasson calls for 'Grunis Bill' to be moved to House C'tee

November 23, 2011 11:56


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Kadima MK Yoel Hasson on Tuesday said that the so-called "Grunis Bill," which calls for the minimal term of a Supreme Court president to be reduced from three to two years should be moved for discussion from the  Knesset Ministerial Committee on Legislation to the Knesset House Committee.

Hasson made the claim after the bill's initiator, MK Ya'acov Katz (National Union), said that the term reduction should apply to district courts and magistrates' courts in addition to the Supreme Court.

The bill passed in its first reading last week. It would allow Justice Asher Dan Grunis to replace Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch (when she steps down in four months) despite having two years and 10 months before he turns 70 and will be required to retire.

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