Kraków judges do not want to adjudicate with neo-judges. They immediately encountered reprisals
A dozen or so judges from Kraków issued a statement that they would not adjudicate with neo-judges. For that, the court president, a nominee of Minister Ziobro quickly reported them to the disciplinary commissioner. But more judges from Warsaw and Rzeszów are contesting the legality of the neo-judges.
Judge Piotr Gąciarek was suspended by Ziobro’s nominee for implementing EU law
Disciplinary commissioner Piotr Schab suspended judge Piotr Gąciarek for a month for a declaration made a few days earlier in which Gąciarek refused to adjudicate in a bench with a judge promoted by the new, political National Council of the Judiciary. Gąciarek is the second judge recently suspended for refusing to adjudicate with a neo-judge in the performance of the July judgment of the CJEU and the ECtHR.
Journalists at the border. The statement of Polish media
“We inform the authorities of the Republic of Poland and the public that we do not agree with the ban on journalists’ work in the border area. It means depriving us of the ability to fulfill the mission of our profession and depriving society of the constitutional right to information.” – write Polish media outlets
Ziobro breached the CJEU judgment and suspended Judge Synakiewicz for applying EU law
The Minister of Justice suspended Judge Adam Synakiewicz from Częstochowa for a month for challenging the status of neo-judges and implementing the judgments of the CJEU and ECtHR. Zbigniew Ziobro breached the CJEU judgment in this way, for which he may be criminally liable in the future
More than 800 journalists in defence of TVN: “The ruling party is raising its hand against media independence”
“We, journalists of the Polish media, protest against the actions of the United Right government striking at the independence of TVN. We will not allow the freedom of the media in our country to be destroyed and we call on the world’s public opinion to intervene. “
Devastating audit findings in the Justice Fund. The findings of the Supreme Audit Office
According to the Supreme Audit Office, Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro gave out hundreds of millions of zlotys from the Justice Fund wastefully, inexpediently and without control. ‘He did not react to conflicts of interest and corruption mechanisms,’ the auditors found.
Advocate for vocal judges responds to defamation actions
National disciplinary officer insists that Prof. Michał Romanowski face criminal responsibility for defending vocal judges
Historic appeal of 2073 Polish judges in defense of EU law
Judges from across Poland call on the government and the president of the Supreme Court to implement the CJEU rulings. The appeal was signed by a record number of Polish judges, including over 400 judges from Krakow. More signatures are still being collected. Supreme Court judges are also signing the appeal.
Statement by retired judges of the Constitutional Tribunal in defense of Judge Marek Safjan and the dignity of the Polish and European judiciary
This exceptionally perfidious, lying act of hatred directed against Professor Marek Safjan, former president of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal, must be decisively condemned.
25 retired judges of the Constitutional Tribunal appeal to PM Morawiecki to withdraw his motion in K 3/21 case
‘Concerns are increasingly being voiced that our country has reached a critical point in its recent history, and that it is up to the Constitutional Tribunal, among others, to ensure that the path of development chosen in 1989, based on the principle of a democratic state of law and integration with Western Europe, is not interrupted.’ – a statement by 25 retired judges of the Constitutional Tribunal
Polish Ombudsman’s arguments ignored by captured Constitutional Tribunal at hearing in case K 6/21
Judge Rutkiewicz of Elbląg suspended for applying EU law. Against the CJEU order.
Judge Żurek: the authorities will try to bribe and intimidate the judges. But this won’t work
Judge Niklas-Bibik suspended for applying EU law and for asking preliminary questions to the CJEU
Retired Constitutional Tribunal’s judges explain lies and misunderstandings regarding the K 3/21 decision