High Court ruling on reform law could trigger constitutional crisis


August 4, 2023

(JNS) — If Israel’s Supreme Court, sitting as the High Court of Justice, strikes down the “reasonableness law” that the Knesset enacted on Monday it would create an unprecedented constitutional crisis, legal experts tell JNS.

Several Supreme Court justices visiting Germany, including Court President Esther Hayut, cut their trip short and are returning to Jerusalem to study petitions opposition groups filed against the amendment to Basic Law: The Judiciary.

“The court has recognized Basic Laws as constitutional, even those passed without a broad consensus. If it strikes down a B...

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