Israel’s Judicial Oligarchy Continues

Aharon Barak’s hand-picked successor, Dorit Beinisch, has been appointed the next President of Israel’s Supreme Court — to the great surprise of no one. This makes it overwhelmingly likely that the Court will continue to permit anyone to bring any matter to its attention, and to utilize its self-arrogated authority to revisit and vacate any government decision at any level.

As Jonathan Rosenblum asked regarding one of Beinisch’s decisions six years ago, “with protectors [of justice] like these, who needs enemies?”

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  1. Yehoshua Friedman says:

    It is my hope that Beinish will be the sort of successor to Aharon Barak that Olmert is to Sharon, that is, representing the same sort of thing but not nearly as well or seamlessly, thereby allowing for all sorts of rebellion to develop. Though Prof. Ruth Gavison is far from the representative of Torah Judaism in legal scholarship, she is an ideological wedge against the sort of egregious judicial oligarchy that Barak and Beinish represent. Those sorts of voices will be heard more often and eventually, it is to be hoped judicial appointments will be less one-sided. That will require a less brainwashed public which demands it. And that is only a step on the road to a change of regime to the Torah-based polity which should exist. But Hashem will only allow us to have it when we, the Torah community, are worthy of it and capable of operating it effectively as a kiddush hashem.