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Legal experts: Polish law undermines judicial independence

Jan 16, 2020 - Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - European legal experts say a proposed law in Poland that gives politicians the authority to fire or fine judges would further undermine judicial independence in the country and violates European Union principles.

In an urgent opinion issued Thursday, the Council of Europe's Venice Commission advised against the law's enactment and for lawmakers to find other ways of dealing with judges who might be overly political.

The commission's experts were in Warsaw last w...