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Fate Of Poland's Supreme Court Is Now In President's Hands, Despite Protests

The U.S. State Department issued a statement urging all sides "to ensure that any judicial reform does not violate Poland's constitution."

Poland is poised to dissolve a key separation of government powers, as President Andrzej Duda is expected to sign a bill that puts the nation's Supreme Court under the control of the ruling party, despite citizens' protests and pleas from allies in the EU and U.S.

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