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Poland’s Judiciary Under Illiberal Democracy

By Enrique Perez

"Since the assumption of power by Poland’s Law and Justice, a political party characterized by conservative-populist policies and fierce anti-communism, the independence of the country’s judiciary has slowly been eroded. The factors causing and enabling this are threefold: Law and Justice’s majority control of the Polish legislature, the majority of appointees within the judiciary being from the previous government, and a level of popular support within the population hindering resistance."