The Purse and the Sword: The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Author:   Daniel Friedmann ,  Haim Watzman
Publisher:   Oxford University Press Inc
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9780190278502


Pages:   416
Publication Date:   06 October 2016
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Daniel Friedmann ,  Haim Watzman
Publisher:   Oxford University Press Inc
Imprint:   Oxford University Press Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 16.40cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 23.70cm
Weight:   0.726kg
ISBN:  

9780190278502


ISBN 10:   0190278501
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   06 October 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
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Timeline Chart Introduction Part I: The Classical Court 1. A State is Born 2. To Judge But Not to Rule 3. The Attorney General and his Powers 4. The Legal System Topples Rabin 5. Menachem Begin: Temporary Justice Minister Part II: The Legal Revolution 6. The Legal Revolution Takes Off 7. Undermining the Political System 8. Jewish Racists Meet Palestinian Nationalists in the Knesset 9. The Supreme Court and Military Service for Yeshiva Students: Justiciability and Public Suits 10. The Secret Services Affair 11. Torture 12. The Second Rabin Government and the Oslo Agreements 13. The Deri Trial 14. The Bar-On-Hebron Affair 15. Ehud Barak's Commission of Inquiry 16. Protecting Human Rights 17. Trespassing on the Executive 18. Political Agreements and Prizes 19. Interference in Knesset Procedures 20. The Supreme Court and the Fight against Terror 21. The Court as Legislator and the Wonders of Interpretation 22. The Supreme Court Writes a Constitution 23. Appointments to the Supreme Court 24. The Role of Criminal Law 25. Guilty until Proven Innocent 26. The Attorney General Reigns Supreme PART III: Partial Restraint 27. The Olmert Government and the Second Lebanon War 28. The Olmert Investigations 29. War in the Shadow of Criminal Investigations 30. The Ramon Trial 31. The Decline in the Supreme Court's Standing 32. Changes and Reform Proposals 33. Changes in the Appointments to the Supreme Court 34. Snail-Paced Justice 35. The Media Battle 36. The Court Today: Moderate Rulings, Radical Principles Index

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The Purse and the Sword, by Daniel Friedmann, is a fascinating book. It offers special insights for scholars of comparative constitutional law and followers of Supreme Courts around the world. This book provides all the juicy details of what has transpired behind closed doors, while describing and analyzing the expansion of the powers of Israels Supreme Court. Dr. Joshua Segev, I*CONnect


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Daniel Friedmann was a Minister of Justice in Israel from 2007-2009. Has been Dean of the Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University, was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Fordham law School, and Queen Mary College, University of London. He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and he is the recipient of the prestigious Israel Prize in law. Translated by Haim Watzman

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