Polish parliament approves controversial constitutional court appointments

By Vanessa Gera, 26 November
Parliament of Poland (photo credit: Bartosz Morag/flickr)
Parliament of Poland (photo credit: Bartosz Morag/flickr)
Poland's parliament elected three ruling party nominees as judges to the constitutional court, including two widely denounced by opposition lawmakers, raising concerns about the court's independence. Parliament voted the judges in late Thursday during a heated session that included calls of "Disgrace!" by opposition lawmakers. The president must still swear them in. The Constitutional Tribunal's responsibilities include ensuring that legislation conforms with the constitution.
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