All 15 justices to hear petitions against 'reasonableness law'


August 4, 2023

(JNS) — All 15 justices of Israel’s Supreme Court will hear the petitions asking them to cancel the “reasonableness law” that the Knesset passed last week, Supreme Court President Esther Hayut announced on Monday.

The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sept. 12, three days before the start of the High Holidays. The government will have to file its response to the petitions 10 days earlier.

It will be the first time in the court’s 75-year history that a panel of 15 justices will preside over a case.

On July 24, all 64 lawmakers in the governing coalition voted into law a bill to restrict judge...

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