What purpose does the Israeli Supreme Court serve? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • e l pratt
    • 11.05.12 | 19:14 (IDT)

    All any Supreme Court is supposed to do is to be the last court of appeal in cases where there is a question about procedural errors or questions about the applicablity of the law or where civil rights are purported to have been violated. Their duty is to compare the case with the Constitution and determine if the lower courts have strayed from the intention of the Constitution. If there is no Constitution, there is no need for a Supreme Court since all they do is turn into activist Judges whose only purpose is to serve their own conscience and not the law of the land. Israel should either write a Constitution or fire the Supreme Court. Nothing else makes any sense.

    from the article: Court order to demolish West Bank outpost hinders issue's resolution, Israeli officials say
    First published 13:09 11.05.12 | Last updated 13:09 11.05.12
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