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Israel's finance minister stands firm against bill limiting judiciary

Not caving in to pressure by other coalition partners, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon announced that he will fight the Override Clause, which would allow the Knesset to re-enact laws previously struck down by the Supreme Court.
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Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, the chairman of the Kulanu Party, has risen up in support of the Supreme Court on more than one occasion. This time, however, was the most important of those occasions and the most effective.

For several months now, coalition partner HaBayit HaYehudi has been battling for a law amendment that would limit the powers of the Supreme Court. This amendment, known as the Override Clause, is designed to allow the Knesset to adopt bills judged by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional. In fact, by allowing the Knesset to approve laws overturned by the Supreme Court, the amendment would weaken the court significantly. Until May 6, Kahlon allowed Naftali Bennett, the chairman of HaBayit HaYehudi, to use the Override Clause to his advantage.

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