Ben Chorin usually spends his time inveighing against the Supreme Court. However, since the creeping incursion of the court on the legislative powers of the Knesset and its consistent efforts to de-judaize the State of Israel require an informed public, I've decided to weigh in educationally..
The highly problematic nature of Supreme Court appointments and policy have been extensively discussed in Azure magazine, in a series of articles that should be standard fare for any informed Zionist. Chief among these are an important study by Hillel Neuer on Chief Justice Aharon Barak, and a critical series by Evelyn Gordon (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). It's all conveniently available on the web.