Kadima delays Bar Assoc. Bill vote despite PM intervention

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January 4, 2012 15:20

Kadima delayed the vote on the controversial “Bar Association Bill” on Wednesday, despite Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s attempt to ensure the second and third (final) readings of the legislation would take place on Monday.

The bill’s status changed from postponed to on-time to postponed yet again on Wednesday afternoon. First, MK Carmel Shama-Hacohen (Likud) announced that he plans to take advantage of a little-used article in Knesset regulations that allows a bill to be brought back to a committee for discussion, after it is already submitted for its second and third (final) readings in the plenum.

On Monday, the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee approved a change to the “Bar Association Bill” that would effectively cancel the results of the Bar’s recent election of representatives to the Judicial Selection Committee, leading to an uproar among Likud ministers.


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