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Poland’s Power Grab

Expand Supreme Court President Malgorzata Gersdorf addresses the supporters and the media before entering the Supreme Court building in Warsaw, Poland, July 4, 2018. © 2018 Reuters The Polish government put another nail in the coffin of the country’s once-independent judiciary by forcing 27 Supreme Court judges – well over one-third of the court membership – out of their jobs last week in a blatant attempt to change the court’s political make-up. The streets are full of protesters. Even Mick Jagger is worried, speaking out against the move at a Rolling Stones gig in Warsaw this weekend. So,…

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