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'Israeli judicial activism breaks records'
Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/2/18 | Mordechai Sones

Posted on 02/27/2018 4:57:27 PM PST by Eleutheria5

Professor Alex Stein, recently elected Supreme Court justice, was until recently completely anonymous to the Israeli public.

However, a series of quotes from his personal Facebook account, which will be revealed this weekend in an article by Avishay Grynizig in the newspaper B'Sheva and published on Tuesday evening on Channel 2, make it apparent why Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked wanted to appoint him to the position.

Stein is a well-known expert in economic law who is also well-known for his opposition to judicial activism.

The Facebook account was limited to be viewed by friends, in which he raised his views on a range of issues, including Supreme Court judicial activism.

Stein has also expressed the opinion that standing in the courts should be granted to those personally involved in the case at hand, in contrast to the current situation in Israel where anyone can file a suit about an issue, whether or not he is personally affected by it. In this way NGOs file lawsuits against construction in Judea and Samaria without first finding the alleged owners of the land.

"Israeli judicial activism breaks records: There is no real demand for claimants to have standing and everything is adjudicable, there is no 'political question.' Despite the fact that the Supreme Court rarely disqualifies Knesset laws, its rhetoric is domineering. It assumes authority under a façade of checks and balances," Stein wrote in 2015.

Regarding the position of international law in the confrontation with Hamas in Gaza, Stein wrote, "My approach to proportionality is that international law must be in consonance with reality, with modern warfare, and with sound logic. The idea that proportionality requires a large country to maintain a mathematical balance in the number of fatalities on both sides is ridiculous and unacceptable."


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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Israel; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: alexstein; ayeletshaked; judicialactivism; scotsoi
Sounds like a stand-up guy.
1 posted on 02/27/2018 4:57:27 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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Ayelet Shaked is more than a woman with good looks. As Justice Minister she has reshaped Israeli’s leftist judiciary.

The High Court appointments have been promising in reining in judicial activism...

2 posted on 02/27/2018 5:01:04 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Forever))
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It’ll probably take a few decades ‘til all the leftist judges croak or retire. But she’s making a start at changing a horrible tribunal. The Left hasn’t even begun to demonize her yet. So they aren’t feeling threatened.

3 posted on 02/27/2018 5:07:13 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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“Ayelet Shaked is more than a woman with good looks. As Justice Minister she has reshaped Israeli’s leftist judiciary....”
She is indeed. Imagine the difference if we had someone like her as Attorney General instead of Sleepy, Cowardly Jeff Sessions.

4 posted on 02/27/2018 8:15:01 PM PST by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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