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Polish Lawmakers to Vote on Law to Control Top Court

Polish Lawmakers to Vote on Law to Control Top Court

Thursday, 20 July 2017 07:37 AM

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish parliamentary commission has summarily rejected 1,300 opposition amendments to a bill reorganizing the nation's top court and has sent it back to lawmakers for a vote.

The Supreme Court bill, which has drawn condemnation from the European Union and has led to street protests, is expected to pass Thursday as the parliament is dominated by the ruling Law and Justice party.

Proposed by the populist party, it gives politicians control over Poland's Supreme Court, and critics say it kills judicial independence.

The European Commission has warned it could strip Poland of its European Union voting rights over the changes the government is making to the judiciary.

Public protests are planned for Thursday evening.

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A Polish parliamentary commission has summarily rejected 1,300 opposition amendments to a bill reorganizing the nation's top court and has sent it back to lawmakers for a vote.The Supreme Court bill, which has drawn condemnation from the European Union and has led to street...
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