‚Bills limiting settlers, Arabs as justices valid‘

02.01.2012                      07.Tewet. 5772

Innenpolitik:

'Bills limiting settlers, Arabs as justices valid'

Knesset Legal Adviser says legislation by Tibi, Ben-Ari on Supreme Court justice selection should not be disqualified.

Two controversial bills on Supreme Court justice selection – one that would disqualify settlers, and another that would not allow most Israeli-Arabs to be considered for the judiciary – were declared valid for a plenum vote by Knesset Legal Adviser Eyal Yinon on Sunday.
The Knesset presidency, which is made up of Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin and his deputies, is allowed to prevent any bill that denies the State of Israel as a Jewish State or is inherently racist from being brought to a vote. The presidency asked Yinon to study the legal standing of the two bills….