July 21, 2017
Chancellor Condemns Poland’s Actions Threatening its Judiciary
In light of the recent actions by the Polish government to take control of its judiciary by proposing legislation to force Poland’s judges to resign, Chancellor Deborah R. Gross today issued the following statement:
“Forcing Poland’s judges to resign is an alarming threat to the independence of its judiciary. The Philadelphia Bar Association has a longstanding position that the violation of democracy in one country is a violation to democracy worldwide. We urge the U.S. government and European Union to protect this cornerstone of democracy."