Op-Ed: Midnight Judges: Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal Caught Between Political Fronts

By Anna Śledzińska-Simon, 26 November 2015
Poland Constitutional Tribunal (photo credit: PAP)
Poland Constitutional Tribunal (photo credit: PAP)
<p>What every student of the US constitutional law learns in the first class is&nbsp;<em>Marbury v. Madison</em>&nbsp;– a case about the midnight appointments made by President John Adams on his last day in office.<a href="http://www.verfassungsblog.de/en/midnight-judges-polands-constitutional-tribunal-caught-between-political-fronts/#_edn1">[i]</a>&nbsp;In this case the US Supreme Court established not only the doctrine of judicial review in the United States, but also its own authority vis-à-vis the legislative and executive branch of government. The power to appoint a certain category of judges was granted in the Judiciary Act of 1801, adopted by Congress and signed by President Adams just before his successor, Thomas Jefferson, took over the power, and the appointments.
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