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Israel’s Constitutional Tragedy

By   /  May 27, 2013  /  Constitutional Law, Featured, Jewish Law 

Gavel with Flag of Israel

Constitutional theorists have at least enough faith to maintain the proposition that a written constitution is better than none at all; and Israel, it would seem, serves as a proverbial example of the failure to embrace one. However, the case of Israel deserves a closer examination. In fact, I will argue it is the attempt to foist the constitutional machinery of judicial review upon the legal and political system in Israel that can serve as an example of a lack of dexterity in constitutional politics.

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