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Poland Starts to Discipline Judges Criticizing Court Reforms

  • Deputy justice minister warns against meddling in politics
  • Court revamp has worsened already strained ties with the EU
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Poland’s revamped judiciary disciplinary bodies started proceedings against three judges who publicly spoke out against the government’s sweeping court reforms.

Critics say the moves demonstrate the real intention of the repeated court overhauls -- to discipline judges who won’t take orders from politicians. Deputy Justice Minister Patryk Jaki said the process will evaluate the “scandalous” behavior and the judges’ involvement in politics.