Lapid, Yesh Atid gird for court override battle against incoming government

Outgoing prime minister Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party is gearing up for a fight with the presumed new government over its plans to pass legislation that will allow lawmakers to override Supreme Court rulings striking down laws as unconstitutional.

Yesh Atid members met this morning with Israel Democracy Institute expert Prof. Suzie Navot and other civil society figures to hear about how the override clause “causes critical harm to Israeli citizens, to their day-to-day lives and basic rights,” a statement from Yesh Atid says.

“We have no intention of staying silent while the incoming government attempts to run roughshod over the law-abiding, taxpaying and army-serving public,” Lapid says, according to the party statement. “We are not their suckers. We won’t let them normalize criminality.”

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