'Grunis bill' approved for second and final readings

The “Grunis Bill” was approved for its second and third (final) readings in a speedy Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee meeting Monday. The bill is now expected to be put to a final vote in two weeks.
Committee chairman David Rotem (Israel Beiteinu) held the vote within the first five minutes of the meeting, before all of the committee members arrived, following last week’s attempt by the opposition to filibuster discussion of National Union leader MK Ya’acov Katz’s bill.
The initiative, one of a series of controversial bills regarding the judicial system, reduces the minimum tenure for a Supreme Court or National Labor Court President from three to two years, reversing an order from 2007 by then-justice minister Daniel Friedmann.
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