Supreme Court Justices to review Basic Law: Legislation

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April 22, 2012 19:33

 
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Supreme Court President Asher Grunis plans to bring the current draft of Basic Law: Legislation to his fellow Supreme Court justices for discussion, he told Knesset Speaker Rivlin in a meeting on Sunday.

Rivlin said he would consult with the judiciary during the legislative process for the bill, but reiterated his stance that a Basic Law that would standardize the relations between the Knesset and the courts is absolutely necessary.

Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman publicized a memorandum including his draft of Basic Law: Legislation, which is based on recommendations by a government- appointed public committee that he headed before he was justice minister. The proposed Basic Law would establish the authority of the Supreme Court to annul laws – and stipulates that the Knesset can still pass a law even if the court overturned it in an additional reading with a majority of 65 MKs.

Rivlin presented to Grunis alternative proposals that were presented to the Knesset in the past 20 years, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

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