– Compare what happens with the Polish judiciary or with the choice of judges to the Supreme Court, with the best practices in the world, for example with the election of judges to the Supreme Court in the United States, I believe that it is a bouncer – what we do – commented in "Facts after Facts" on TVN24, constitutionalist Marcin Matczak.
In his opinion, "the process we are dealing with here is not a process that guarantees the quality of the Supreme Court." – And this is a court, not without the highest order. He decides on our most important matters, the most important issues for democracy – he justified.
Matczak referred to the work of the National Council for the Judiciary with regard to the assessment of candidates for the judges of the Supreme Court. On Thursday the plenary meeting of the National Court Register starts on this issue.
The first part of the session will include the Supreme Court staff and the disciplinary chamber of criminal chambers – Leszek Mazur, chairman of the National Court Register, announced on Wednesday. As he said, the scheduled meeting for 23, 24, 27 and 28 August will take place outside the order before the holidays.
On Wednesday, four Council teams also completed the hearings with candidates for the judges of the Supreme Court.
– It is an absolute scandal for me, what happens to the pace of these works – noted Matczak. – At about the same time, when the president announced the announcement, which started the match for judges, the Chancellery of the Sejm announced a contest for the delivery of pocket calendars for deputies. Imagine that this competition is still going on, and the jury competition is over – he pointed out.
According to the constitutionalist, "this means that the Polish authorities now spend more time on the form and quality of calendars for deputies in 2019 than those who will be judges in the Supreme Court." – I think this is an absolute scandal. This is a theoretical state and it is a state that will not function – he argued.
At the end of June, the president's announcement about the vacant positions of the judge in the Supreme Court was published in the "Monitor Polski". There are a total of 44 vacancy vacancies. Approximately two hundred candidates filed applications. Individual applications were handled by the KRS teams to make recommendations to the entire Council, which will take decisions in the plenary session.
The final list of candidates goes to President Andrzej Duda.
"The judges will first think about what Minister Ziobro would do if they arranged the case."
– The statements of Minister Ziobro and his deputies also show that the disciplinary chamber should be a stick for judges and lawyers – said the guest of "Facts about facts". – Many times, when the judges of Polish judges ruling on behalf of the Republic of Poland issued judgments which the Minister did not like, for example, he said clearly: "this erroneous judgment shows whether this wrong decision shows that a disciplinary chamber is needed" . I do not know where he has the right to assess this – argued Matczak.
As he said, the disciplinary chamber "will be needed to further increase the cooling effect". – It means that before judging an issue, the judges first think: "What would Minister Ziobro do?" And then they will decide in most situations like Minister Ziobro would want. Especially because most people have close ties with the ministry, he said.
– This is the end of the distribution of powers, when the Supreme Court acts against the judges and does not support them – summarizes the constitutionalist.
Source: facts after facts