The Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee will hear a measure on judicial reform to control the reasonableness criterion on Wednesday, the committee spokesperson announced on Tuesday.
The proposed legislation would add a clause to Basic Law: The Judiciary that would forbid judicial authorities from ruling against the prime minister, minister, or other elected officials based on the reasonableness principles.
A common law principle known as the unreasonableness doctrine permits judicial scrutiny of administrative decisions beyond what a responsible and reasonable authority would be expected to do.
One of the parts of the judicial reform first put forth by Justice Minister Yariv Levin in January that receives the slightest criticism is the notion of reasonableness.
Several stories claimed that an agreement had been struck during talks between the coalition and opposition on a framework for change in the President’s House.
It was announced on Monday that the coalition would end the legislative action moratorium and proceed with the reasonableness bill and a bill regarding the legal status of government advisors.