High Court agrees to delay hearing on Judicial Selection Committee to September 19

Jeremy Sharon is The Times of Israel’s legal affairs and settlements reporter

Justice Minister Yariv Levin seen during a debate and a vote in the Knesset plenum, March 22, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash9)
Justice Minister Yariv Levin seen during a debate and a vote in the Knesset plenum, March 22, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash9)

The High Court of Justice agrees to Justice Minister Yariv Levin request to postpone a hearing on petitions demanding he convene the country’s Judicial Selection Committee, which had been scheduled for this coming Thursday.

The High Court sets a new date for the hearing — September 19. It gives Levin until September 10 to file his response to the petitions.

Levin made the request yesterday following the attorney general’s approval of his request for independent counsel, in light of the fact that she does not support his position.

The justice minister said he needed more time to find a legal team and for it to formulate its response to the petitions.

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