Israel's Supreme Court Rejects Minister's Plan to Expand Bench

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked had proposed move in bid to resolve deadlock over judicial appointments, ease court's workload; it would have given her more sway over court’s composition.

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Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked recently proposed adding one or two more justices to the Supreme Court’s current bench of 15, but the idea was dropped after the justices themselves opposed it.