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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 22.11.10 | 20:21 (IST)

    The US Constitution had no provision for Judicial Review. There was in the Constitution an implied power of Judicial Review which was invoked by Chief Justice John Marshall in the Marbury vs. Madison Case. The fundamental concept is that the government is bound by the law just as citizens are, and thus the government may not violate the constitution upon which it's power to govern is based. Israel has no constitution just an ad hoc mish-mash of 'basic law', and the government, the IDF and people of Israel have yet to accept the concept that the government is actually bound by that basic law, which may be changed as any law is at any time.

    from the article: A 15-year-old constitutional revolution
    First published 01:04 22.11.10 | Last updated 01:04 22.11.10
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