What will happen in Israel after more than half a year of pro-democracy demonstrations against the conservative government’s judicial overhaul?
Benjamin Netanyahu has helped reshape Israel and the broader world in profound ways. And there’s a dark side to those changes.
Recent in-depth interviews with Palestinians living in East Jerusalem show that while they are following the Israeli protests, they feel an overall sense of resignation about their futures.
Three scholars examine the implications of the crisis roiling Israel as hundreds of thousands of people protest across country.
Netanyahu’s new government is exacerbating deep divisions in Israeli society and threatening the very essence of Israel as a liberal democracy.
Unlike in most countries, US Supreme Court justices enjoy life tenure. Some legal scholars believe that centuries-old custom, meant to protect judicial independence, no longer serves the public.
Many states have found ways to remove partisan politics from their court systems.
The appointment of judges has hitherto been an obscure and oftentimes clandestine affair. This has produced incompetent judges and led to claims that the judiciary is beholden to the executive.
The US Supreme Court is often less insulated from partisan politics than many Americans assume.
While our judges may prefer their anonymity, the process for choosing who sits on the highest court must be more transparent. Our system is beginning to look outdated.