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Polish President Approves Tighter Rules for Constitutional Court

  • Law toughens terms for rulings on legality of new policies
  • Approval is next step in conflict over rule of law in Poland

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda signed a law that makes it harder for the constitutional court to overturn legislation.

The bill increases the number of judges needed to pass a ruling and the majority required for a verdict. Law & Justice, Duda’s former party, proposed the legislation after overturning the previous parliament’s appointment of judges to the tribunal, which the current panel deemed illegal.