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Report: Netanyahu meets with ex-chief justice on law to override High Court

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with former Supreme Court chief justice Aharon Barak regarding legislation stripping the court of its power to strike down laws as unconstitutional, Hadashot TV news reports.

Citing sources close to Netanyahu, the network reports that the premier met with Barak on Saturday, telling him he intends to move forward with the legislation, but will do so within legislation that defines the relationship between the legislative and judicial branches.

Barak, who served as Supreme Court chief justice from 1995-2006, is considered to have pioneered the court’s interventionist approach that has drawn the ire of the right.

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