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There are Judges in Jerusalem

Friday, January 6th, 2012

The Judicial Appointment Committee deadlock, led by Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch against the appointment of Judge Noam Solberg, broke this morning with the announcement of 4 new Supreme Court judges in Israel.

The appointed judges are Noam Solberg, Zvi Zilbertal, Dafna Barak-Erez and Uri Shoham.

Solberg only received 8 out of the 9 possible committee votes, while the other three appointees were voted in unanimously.

Shoham was selected to fill the ‘Mizrachi’ slot left empty with the retirement of Judge Edmund Levy.

Solberg and Zilbertal will begin their appointments immediately.

Shoham’s appointment will begin next month when Beinisch retires, and Barak-Erez will only start in May when Eliezer Rivlin retires.

Barak-Erez is the only appointment who wasn’t a standing judge. She is dean of Tel Aviv University’s law school. Her appointment may have been part of a compromise deal, in exchange for the missing votes for Solberg

The opposition against Solberg’s appointment was presumably because he is religious, lives in the town of Alon Shvut, and does not hold a left-wing political worldview, unlike Beinisch and other Supreme Court judges.

The committee will be meeting again this month to select a new Supreme Court president who will replace Beinisch, who is retiring in February.

The Committee is composed of nine members: Three Supreme Court Justices, including the president of the Supreme Court, two cabinet ministers, one of them being the Minister of Justice Yaakov Ne’eman who heads the committee, two Knesset members Uri Ariel and David Rotem, and two representatives of the Israel Bar Association.

No new Supreme Court judges selected

Monday, November 21st, 2011

The Judicial Selection Committee failed to select any new judges for the Supreme Court yesterday after the three judges sitting on the committee blocked any decision.

Dorit Beinish, President of the Supreme Court, Judge Grunis and Judge Naor claimed various reasons for their demand for postponement.

Beinish claimed the public atmosphere created a situation where a decision could not be made. Beinish is believed to oppose the election of leading candidate Judge Noam Solberg, who holds a political positions different from hers.

Attorney Rachel Ben-Ari, a lawyer on the committee said the vote should be postponed and a Mizrachi (Sephardi) candidate should be added to the list following the retirement of Edmund Levy, the previous and only Sephardi judge in the court in recent time.

Beinish herself retires in February, and this is her last chance to affect the makeup of the court.

Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman urged the judges to reconsider their positions.

It seems unlikely that a new Supreme Court judge will be elected before the end of the year.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/no-new-supreme-court-judges-selected/2011/11/21/

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