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WARSAW, Poland – Poland's Constitutional Tribunal has ruled that parts of a new law governing its own operation are unconstitutional.
The ruling Thursday is the latest development in a nine-month saga centered on Poland's highest legislative court.
The right-wing ruling Law and Justice party took steps after taking power last November to stack the court with its supporters and change the rules by which it can reach rulings; The European Union says the steps have weakened the rule of law.
The court said among rules that are unconstitutional is a provision giving four judges on the 15-judge court the power to block rulings for up to six months.