Polish President Vetoes Controversial Overhaul Of Country's Courts

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In a surprise move Monday, Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoed two bills that would have given the country's right-wing government the power to replace supreme court judges with political appointees.

Critics warned the judicial overhaul would amount to a turn toward authoritarianism. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson checks in with the BBC's Kevin Connolly.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.


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