Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s justice minister told the legal system overhaul that the new government has long vowed to implement to undermine Israel’s Supreme Court.
By granting the most right-wing coalition in Israeli history unlimited authority, critics claim the plan will erode the nation’s democracy.
Justice Minister Yariv Levin unveiled several significant reforms intended to limit the judiciary’s authority, including a provision permitting lawmakers to pass laws that the high court has virtually declared illegal and invalidated.
Levin proposed a measure allowing the 120-seat Knesset, the national legislature, to overrule Supreme Court rulings with a majority of 61 votes.
Levin also advocated for more political influence in the selection of Supreme Court justices.