Rivlin: Basic Law on legislation will be voted on in summer

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April 8, 2012 17:20

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin threw his support behind Justice Minister Ya’acov Neeman’s memorandum on a proposed Basic Law: Legislation on Sunday, as opposition parties called the measure irresponsible and a danger to democracy.

Rivlin said he would make sure that the Basic Law, which provides legal clarifications of various legislative functions and regulates the relationship between the Supreme Court and the Knesset, is brought to a vote in the Knesset’s summer session.

According to the Knesset Speaker, such a law is a necessity, because the Knesset and the Supreme Court have been on a “collision course” for decades. Rivlin expressed hope that a Basic Law would stop the conflicts between the legislative and judicial branches of government.

Rivlin plans to meet with Supreme Court President Asher Dan Grunis to discuss the bill and find a version that is agreeable to both sides.

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