Why Tampering With Judicial Independence is an Economically Costly Strategy,
in Israel and Elsewhere"
Verfassungsblog: On Matters Constitutional
Published on 13 February 2023
Introduction: A new Israeli right-of-center government, with an ideological make-up unprecedented in the country’s history, came to power in late 2022 determined to radically reshape policies across a broad political spectrum. One of its principal targets is Israel’s Supreme Court, whose wings it seeks to clip by overhauling the current judicial selection procedures and the power the court supposedly exercises to roll back the government’s diverse and multilevel initiatives.