Monday, November 19, 2007

Words of Wisdom

Justice Minister Daniel Friedman:-

"The Supreme Court is very monolithic. Anyone who dares to level the slightest criticism at it is immediately transformed into a public enemy and is seen as a danger to human rights. I'm not the only one who is being delegitimized, although the criticism I get is arguably more acrimonious," said the minister.

In regard to his intention to dispense with two of the three justices presiding on the judges' selection committee, Friedmann said he is adamant about "stopping the Supreme Court from duplicating itself." He added that he would not insist on replacing the two justices with retired district court judges. "They can be public figures from other spheres," he said.

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