Former Supreme Court Justice Mishael Cheshin laid to rest

Former Supreme Court vice president Mishael Cheshin was laid to rest Sunday evening at Kibbutz Givat Hashlosha after he died Saturday at the age of 79 at his home in Herzliya after a long struggle with cancer.

Cheshin was known as somewhat more conservative than former Supreme Court president Aharon Barak, though not all of his decisions could be easily categorized as liberal or conservative.

While Cheshin came out to the right of Barak on some notable decisions including balancing security versus human rights, he fiercely defended the Supreme Court from attacks from former justice minister Daniel Friedman and was ready to declare the Tal Law, dealing with special exemptions from the military, as unconstitutional years before the court finally struck the law.


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