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Supreme Court President Esther Hayut and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked let loose massive salvos against each other's rival camps at a conference in Eilat on Tuesday.
The Israeli public believes if the Supreme Court is denied the capacity to strike down laws enacted by the Knesset, there will be no checks on the government and it will have unlimited power.
By GIL HOFFMAN
The Supreme Court Justice and prime minister sparred off.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The court's fight with the coalition over the state's policy for African migrants has precipitated the latest push to circumscribe the court's powers.
It is unclear what final sanctions Ronit Pozansky-Katz will face, but expulsion from the judiciary is a possibility.
The justice minister and Supreme Court president vowed to do more to combat coordination between judges and prosecutors.
Photographs of the texting between Pozansky-Katz and Shaham-Shavit appeared to show them planning how many days of detention various suspects in Case 4000 would get.
Shaked and Hayut reached a deal on two justices: Stein for Shaked, and Grosskopf for Hayut.
If there were even a serious potential problem, Thursday’s session to select two new Supreme Court justices, in which Hayut is a major player, would likely be delayed.
It is unclear if Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Justice Esther Hayut have reached a deal.
The Judicial Selection Committee will fill two spots on Thursday.
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