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Court freezes appointment of Akunis as justice minister after cabinet chaos

Likud MK Ofir Akunis speaks at the Knesset, on May 20, 2019. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
Likud MK Ofir Akunis speaks at the Knesset, on May 20, 2019. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

The High Court of Justice has frozen Ofir Akunis’s appointment as justice minister, after his questionable approval in a cabinet vote the attorney general declared illegal.

The court issues a temporary injunction blocking the appointment as it continues to review the case. It says the prime minister must argue tomorrow why it should not rule the appointment null and void.

The court will reconvene tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. to continue deliberations.

It says it will consider airing the session live for purposes of transparency.

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