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Labor chief vows to fight ‘capricious’ court override bill

Labor Party chairman Avi Gabbay harshly criticizes coalition-backed legislation that would limit the Supreme Court’s ability to strike down unconstitutional Knesset legislation, and vows to fight the “capricious” measure.

“We are fighting against any law that erodes democracy, it is not a game of 61, 65 or 70 [votes],” he says at the start of a faction meeting according to a statement. “Basic laws are basic laws are basic laws.”

“They cannot be bypassed by capricious legislation. We will fight in the Knesset and beyond, everywhere. Including on Shabbat in Tel Aviv.”

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