Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Purse and the SwordThe Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Daniel Friedmann

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190278502

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 26 June 2019

The Decline in the Supreme Court’s Standing

The Decline in the Supreme Court’s Standing

Chapter:
(p.303) 31 The Decline in the Supreme Court’s Standing
Source:
The Purse and the Sword
Author(s):

Daniel Friedmann

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.003.0031

This chapter illustrates the decline of the Supreme Court’s standing in the public eye, particularly during Aharon Barak’s tenure. It recounts several prominent criticisms levied against Barak’s court, such as the exceptional interview granted by former Chief Justice Moshe Landau. The chapter then outlines several factors that contributed to this decline, beginning with the court’s “all is justiciable” principle to its failure to simply perform its major function of serving the quotidian needs of Israel’s citizens and commercial bodies. The irony of the matter is that the court’s overbearing interference in government affairs was justified on the grounds of preserving “public confidence” in the government. As it turns out, public trust in the courts has instead declined.

Keywords:   Israeli Supreme Court, Aharon Barak, Barak court, Moshe Landau, public confidence, court interventions, government affairs, public trust, supreme court’s standing

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .