Coalition officials say changes to judge selection panel will begin in the fall

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Coalition heads have agreed upon next steps for their stalled judicial shakeup, officially kicking legislative changes back into gear for the first time since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put the plan on pause at the end of March.

According to Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich and government sources, the coalition will advance a bill to curtail the judicial test of reasonableness for government decisions, beginning with a Wednesday presentation at the Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee.

Coalition sources add that the core of the reform, asserting political control over judicial appointments, will be planned for the Knesset’s winter session, opening in October.

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