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Michał Tomczak discuses in daily “Rzeczpospolita” of April 8th, interesting judgment of Court of Justice of European Union, particularly sensitive in the present Polish political and moral climat.
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Michał Tomczak discusses in Rzeczpospolita daily a somewhat strange, anti-discriminatory judgment of the European Court of Human Rights. The verdict protects an employee against pregnancy-related discrimination, but does not protect the employer against probable abuse by the employee.

Overall, I am glad that Robert Lewandowski is an outstanding footballer, outstanding on a global scale. Probably we have never had such a famous player, I do not want to say – so outstanding, because comparing Lubański, Deyna or Boniek from the old days is so inappropriate that they were not given such a chance as Lewandowski got.
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The provisions of the AML IV directive seemed to herald a revolution in the anonymity of business ownership. The widespread introduction of the obligation to disclose beneficial owners in companies, the obligation to create beneficial owner registers in individual countries seemed to introduce a non-exceptional obligation to disclose ownership in business. A property that, in the end, always has a first and last name.

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How should society’s attitude to law be examined? In declarations, polls, interviews? No no no. The attitude to the law, or to the regulatory mechanisms of society in general, must be tested in action. That is, in mechanical, repetitive, unintentional acts, in the first system according to the Kahneman and Tversky typology.

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Jan Lityński was one of the idols of my youth. It was at a time when communist propaganda was able to expose the schemes of the KOR by taking little Janek in the hands of Bolesław Bierut. It was not a time when I wanted to wonder what the left-wing character of people like Kuroń, Modzelewski, Michnik or Lityński was all about. As a young revolutionist, I preferred not to be confronted with the question of how can you fight the red with the red leadership?
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Lawyers who browse current legal literature, case law and book publications may have asked themselves the question: who will read all of this? The answer to this question has long been: no one will read. Of course, in some ways this is the nature of utilitarian legal literature, since it is largely not meant to be read, but only to support our views on matters on which we already have a view.
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Colonel Cathcart had a great ability to bring together different people’s views on what kind of jerk he was. We have quite a similar case here now. All people of a pro-Western and civilized orientation are ready to defend the independence of courts and judges against those who, under the pretext, want to control the courts. However, do the same people ask themselves – why should we defend this independence, and should the judgments be the same as before?

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Although the Tribunal is not a Tribunal, and its judges are not really judges – the rationale of the Tribunal’s judgment (reference number K 1/20) is worth reading, especially if you are a lawyer with the ambition of bringing value above the pragmatic tasks set for lawyers.

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In the unusual song describing Matejko’s painting “Rejtan”, Jacek Kaczmarski uses – in the mouth of the Russian ambassador to the court of the Polish king – a term that I remember for the rest of my life, “Authority is not a penny here.”

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