Judicial standoffs escalate worldwide

30 so called old judges (pre-national council of the judiciary reform appointed judges) of Poland’s Supreme Court have written to the first President of the supreme court that they are unwilling to adjudicate with so called neo-judges. They don’t consider those judges as valid, rejecting the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Tribunal in favour of the political activism of the ECHR. Close to one third of the Supreme Court’s membership has signed the letter, but interestingly enough this only constituted about two thirds of the old judges who signed the letter. About one third didn’t.