Sa'ar: Public judicial selections hearing bill is dangerous

November 12, 2011 19:15

Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar, a member of the Ministerial Committee on Legislation, said Friday night a bill that would make judicial selection hearings public was "dangerous" .

The Ministerial Committee on Legislation was set to discuss on Sunday the law put forward by Likud MKs Ze'ev Elkina and Yariv Levin. "This is a dangerous proposal that would absolutely and unrestrainedly politicize the process of selecting Supreme Court judges. The proposal would make the Supreme Court a subservient extension of the political majority," said Sa'ar.

According to the bill, any judge appointed by the Supreme Court president would face a public hearing in the Knesset Law, Constitution and Justice Committee, which would have the right to disqualify the judge from serving in the High Court.

Lahav Harkov contributed to this report

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