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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 27, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Sept. 24, 2021. Editorial: Disingenuous Ohio Republicans disregard will of people to maintain dominance Ohio voters, we have egg all over our faces. How silly of us to think that the state’s top elected...

Poland: Court case on primacy of EU or Polish law adjourned

Sep. 22, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s constitutional court announced another recess Wednesday in a key case over whether Polish or European Union law has primacy in the EU member country. The ruling of the Constitutional Tribunal, when it eventually comes, is expected to...

Post-Trump, Democrats push to curb presidential powers

Sep. 21, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats say they will vote on legislation this fall to curb the power of the president, an effort to rein in executive powers that they say President Donald Trump flagrantly abused. The legislation, expected to be introduced Tuesday, would...

Cecile Richards: Court's Texas move could mean end of Roe

Sep. 18, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the country's top abortion-rights activists warned that the Supreme Court’s recent inaction on Texas’ extremely restrictive new abortion law could signal the end of judicial checks and balances on...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Sep. 13, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Sept. 7, 2021. Editorial: Redistricting is messy, but Nebraska legislators must find sensible compromise Nebraska’s Legislature is officially nonpartisan, but over the years, it by no means has been immune from ugly warring over...

Polish court delays EU law case for motion to exclude judge

Aug. 31, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's constitutional court on Tuesday reopened but then recessed its proceedings in a case over whether Polish or European Union law has primacy in the country. The Constitutional Tribunal said it would take up the question again on Sept. 22....

EU says democratic standards under threat in Poland, Hungary

Jul. 20, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Democratic standards in the European Union are eroding in several member countries, particularly in Hungary and Poland where judicial independence is under threat, the EU’s executive commission said Tuesday in its annual report on adherence to the rule of law. ...