Lapid says Levin ‘defrauding’ court by citing compromise talks in response

Opposition Leader Yair Lapid is accusing Justice Minister Yariv Levin of lying to the court by citing compromise talks on the judicial overhaul in a response to petitions seeking to force him to convene the Judicial Selection Committee, which appoints judges.

“He knows well there are no talks at the President’s Residence, but in his response, he relies on non-existent talks and on contacts he himself torpedoed,” says the Yesh Atid head, who petitioned the court to force Levin to convene the panel.

Lapid and most of the opposition have rejected negotiations with the government over the contours of its judicial overhaul, though the National Unity party has cautiously supported talks, which are also now backed by Likud.

Lapid calls Levin’s response “a total lie” and “an attempt to defraud the court.”

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