Court rejects MK's request for restraining order against reform opponents


September 8, 2023

(JNS) — The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday rejected Knesset member Simcha Rothman’s request to issue a restraining order against 430 opponents of judicial reform, members of a WhatsApp messaging group called “Looking for and harassing Rothman.”

“After weighing all the considerations, I found that the respondents’ activity apparently falls within the scope of a permissible political protest, in accordance with the rules of the democratic game,” said Judge Naeel Mohana.

Such an order would restrict “the basic fundamental rights of the individual, and therefore … cannot be granted casu...

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