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Constitutional Tribunal brings PiS relief. It wants to block Mariusz Kamiński’s trial for the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau’s operation in the land scandal
After six years, Julia Przyłębska’s Constitutional Tribunal has set a date in April for examining the alleged competence dispute between the Supreme Court and the President over pardons. There can only be one objective – to block the Supreme Court in examining the case of the deputy head of PiS, Mariusz Kamiński
What is the NCR&D scandal about? Huge grants for suspicious firms
The National Centre for Research and Development is distributing grants which are to contribute to the ‘Poland’s civilizational development’. The prosecutor’s office and the Anti-Corruption Bureau are currently investigating two grants from last year’s NCR&D tender amounting to a total of almost PLN 178 million.
Ziobro takes the courts in Poznań. When the lawyers found out who the new presidents were, they thought it was a joke
The new presidents of the Poznań courts had not been promoted for years; they had low appraisals, they made mistakes that were sometimes so embarrassing as sentencing innocent people. Now Ziobro is giving them a huge amount of power. The judges have been stirred up.
‘They’re finishing off the Supreme Court’. Judge Rączka talks about attempted bullying and harassment in the most important court
‘It’s beneath me to comment on Ziobro’s words that “officials from Brussels want to incapacitate Poland”,’ says Supreme Court Judge Krzysztof Rączka.
‘President Julia’ will be blamed. Is that why she was allowed to remain in office?
When it comes to the reckoning – and the first act of reckoning will be the CJEU judgment on the legality of the Tribunal – it will turn out that it is only (with the accent on ‘only’) ‘President Julia’ who is responsible for the whole of the demolition of the rule of law. The others were ‘only implementing the judgments of the Constitutional Tribunal’.
Manowska of the Supreme Court is now blocking the execution of the 3rd CJEU ruling. This is how the authority’s nominees are implementing the compromise with the EU
Małgorzata Manowska, acting as the First President of the Supreme Court, does not want to hand over the files of an important case regarding the status of the neo-judges of the Supreme Court to the legal judges of the Supreme Court. This is the third case blocked by Manowska in which the CJEU has issued a ruling
The European Court of Human Rights will assess whether President Duda broke the law
The European Court of Human Rights will rule on the cases of eight people who were recommended by the ‘old’, legal National Council of the Judiciary to the Supreme Court, among others, whereas President Duda refused to appoint them without giving reasons.
Justice Committee recommends the rejection of the Senate’s amendments. Ziobro’s people vote with PiS
The committee rejected all of the Senate’s amendments. As usual, Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk made the assurance that nothing could be changed in the bill, because everything ‘has been accepted by the European Commission’.
Vilification of suspended Judge Maciej Ferek. Illegal neo-NCJ and Ziobro’s former classmate in action
The illegal and politicised neo-NCJ turns itself into a lynch mob and turns citizens against Judge Maciej Ferek from Kraków. It publishes protected court surveillance footage in conflict with the law and breaches the secrecy of correspondence in order to discredit the judge.
Landmark ruling of the CJEU in the case against public broadcaster TVP
‘There is an entitlement to protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation regardless of the basis of employment’ the CJEU ruled today. This applies to a case filed against TVP by a former employee. ‘I am pleased with the judgment, but it’s a pity that we have to go abroad for such obvious conclusions’