High Court rejects bid by Likud MKs to annul approval of 61 new judges

The High Court of Justice has rejected a petition by two Likud MKs who sought to annul the approval of 61 new judges at a meeting of the Judicial Appointments Committee that they boycotted last week.

Transportation Minister MK Miri Regev and MK Osnat Mark, alongside Derech Eretz MK Zvi Hauser, had refused to attend the meeting, complaining of the plan to appoint judges opposed by right-wingers. They had believed the panel could not legally convene without them, but legal advisers in the Justice Ministry ruled that the meeting could go forward.

The High Court rules that the meeting was indeed legitimate.

Likud MK Osnat Mark at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on October 26, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)