Government ponders delaying judicial reform – but for judge selection pan

After two months of chaotic, countrywide protests, the Netanyahu government is said to be pondering delaying the main body of its judicial reform program, leaving in place only the revised panel for choosing judges, on which the government would retain majority control. Legislation of the other major reforms would be slowed possibly until next year. While its opponents pan the plan as a threat to democracy, by cutting down the High Court’s power to review government and parliamentary laws, the plan’s authors claim that a the highest court in the land enjoys too much power and a healthy balance is needed.

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