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Daily Briefing Feb. 1: When High Court intervention helped settlers, religious women

Legal correspondent Jeremy Sharon shares counterintuitive examples of the court’s ‘overreach’; investigative reporter Inna Lazareva sheds light on a three-decade-long scandal

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday.

Legal correspondent Jeremy Sharon and investigative reporter Inna Lazareva join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today’s episode.

We discuss three of the cases described in Sharon’s recent article on eight significant High Court interventions.

We first focus on a case in which the court broadened legislation in the February 2005 Disengagement Law. The second case we discuss is when the justices annulled an amendment to the 1954 anti-infiltration law that allowed the state to detain asylum seekers and migrants for a minimum of three years. What was the basis of the intervention?

The third instance took place in 2014 and dealt with a mikveh or ritual bath for residents of Kfar Vradim. Why did the court compel the municipality to construct one there?

Finally, Lazareva discusses her lengthy investigation into the world of illegal broker fees for foreign workers, a multi-million dollar scandal.

Discussed articles include:

From a rogue MK to Haredi subsidies, 8 times High Court struck down laws, decisions

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