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EU Court Condemns Poland’s Judicial Takeover

Expand Supreme Court President Malgorzata Gersdorf addresses supporters and the media before entering the Supreme Court building in Warsaw, Poland, July 4, 2018. © 2018 Reuters The European Union’s top court has dealt a blow to the Polish government’s efforts to take over the country’s courts. The EU Court of Justice ruled yesterday that an April 2018 law that forced scores of Supreme Court judges into retirement is contrary to EU law. The judges were replaced by others loyal to Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party. The judgment is important as it puts beyond doubt that the rule of law backslide…

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