Livni: Judicial selections bill seeks to silence justices

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni (Kadima) said on Sunday that the government this week "will try to advance laws that deal with silencing [of justices]," according to a Kadima press release.
If a new bill about the judicial selections process passes, each justice "would be asked to prove that he is more nationalistic than the other," she explained.
According to Livni, the judicial selections bill would cause chosen justices "to need to say thank you everyday to another politician for their appointment."
According to the proposed law, any justice 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.
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