Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, May 6, 2018. Jim Hollander/Pool via Reuters
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Israeli right-wing ministers Sunday moved against a Supreme Court they view as too liberal, granting preliminary approval to a bill that would limit its ability to quash laws that are deemed unconstitutional.Under the proposal ratified by the ministerial committee for legislation, Parliament could circumvent a court decision to strike down a law by passing it again with the support of 61 of the legislature's 120 members.Proponents of the legislation have accused the Supreme Court of intervening too frequently to quash laws passed by a democratically elected Parliament.Composed of 15 judges, the Supreme Court is widely seen in Israel as a liberal bastion, and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has been pushing for a bench more representative of conservative Israelis.
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