December 10, 2015

Maciej Kisilowski on Constitutional Crisis in Poland

Network member Maciej Kisilowski (Central European University) has a new piece up on Politico that should be of interest to the broader network.  Entitled "Poland’s ‘overnight court’ breaks all the rules: Law and Justice party attempt political takeover of Constitutional Court", the first paragraph is below and the remainder can be found here.

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Poland’s constitutional order is under a full-scale assault by the country’s newly elected right-wing government. Just two weeks after a general election, the ruling Law and Justice party abandoned its friendly, moderate campaign image to enter into battle with the Constitutional Court. Its actions in its first two weeks in power heighten the worries that Poland may follow the “illiberal democracy” path set by Hungary under its populist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. [continue reading here]

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