Beinisch’s hypocrisy

The media’s veto power over Supreme Court appointments harms judicial independence.

December 12, 2011 21:51
Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch

Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch 311. (photo credit: Dudi Vaknin / Pool)


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Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch is outraged by politicians’ attitudes toward the court, as she said at a legal conference last Thursday. I’m also outraged – by the sheer hypocrisy of her accusations. For lack of space, I’ll discuss just one example: She opposed a bill to have the Knesset Constitution Committee vet Supreme Court nominees because it would undermine judicial independence. Why is this hypocritical? Because while Beinisch opposes giving our elected representatives veto power over Supreme Court nominations, she has personally granted unelected journalists such a veto.

And if that seems far-fetched, consider the case of Jerusalem District Court Judge Noam Sohlberg.


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