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High Court to also weigh petition asking it to make Levin convene judicial selection panel

Justice Minister Yariv Levin seen in the assembly hall of the Knesset, in Jerusalem on July 10, 2023.(Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Justice Minister Yariv Levin seen in the assembly hall of the Knesset, in Jerusalem on July 10, 2023.(Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Along with the petition against the reasonableness law, the High Court of Justice in September will hear deliberate the opposition Yesh Atid party’s petition to have the court make Justice Minister Yariv Levin convene the Judicial Selection Committee.

Levin, one of the key figures behind the government’s judicial overhaul, has been refusing to assemble the panel — which chooses judges for Israel’s courts — while he pushes to recompose the committee in a way that will give the government greater control.

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