Netanyahu Commits to Top Court Override Clause in Next Government
Michael Hauser Tov
November 9, 2022
Officials from Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party said on Wednesday that the coalition agreement with the heads of the right-wing parties that are likely to join the government will contain a commitment to enact a parliamentary override clause. The party heads made it clear they would not be satisfied with anything less, and would not sign a coalition agreement that only includes the distribution of ministries and a promise to reverse the previous government’s legislative agenda…The override clause is a proposed legislative tool that will allow Knesset members to override Supreme Court decisions and exempt parliamentary legislation from judicial review. READ MORE
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