Will the New Nation-State Law Tempt Israel's Supreme Court to Overstep its Powers Again? https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/israel-zionism/2018/10/will-the-new-nation-state-law-tempt-israels-supreme-court-to-overstep-its-powers-again/

The game the Court is playing is “heads I win, tails you lose.”

October 22, 2018 | Peter Kagan
About the author: Peter Kagan is the pen name of a writer with a longstanding interest in Israeli constitutional law.
This is a response to Why All the Outrage over Israel’s Nation-State Law?, originally published in Mosaic in October 2018

Israel Supreme Court Chief Justice Esther Hayut during her swearing-in ceremony on October 26, 2017. THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images.

In 1787, an American founding father writing under the pseudonym “Brutus” issued a warning about one of the key provisions in the constitution then being debated in Philadelphia:

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