Rothman says doesn’t believe overhaul bill needs to be changed before final Knesset votes

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

MK Simcha Rothman, head of the Knesset's Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, addresses the Knesset floor, July 10, 2023, in the debate prior to the approval of the first reading of the 'reasonableness' bill. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
MK Simcha Rothman, head of the Knesset's Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, addresses the Knesset floor, July 10, 2023, in the debate prior to the approval of the first reading of the 'reasonableness' bill. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A key lawmaker responsible for shepherding a bill to block judicial review over the “reasonableness” of elected officials’ decisions says he does not expect meaningful changes to the bill, as he begins to prepare it for its final Knesset votes.

“I will say clearly, I am not convinced that the bill needs to be changed in its essence,” MK Simcha Rothman tells Army Radio, hours after the Knesset approved the bill in its first floor vote.

Rothman chairs the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, which will reconvene today at 12:30 p.m. to begin preparing the bill for its final floor votes, in line with the coalition’s July 30 timeline for completion on the legislation to curb judicial oversight on government decisions.

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