A group of thirteen Supreme Court judges are protesting against Supreme Court Chairman Stefan Harabin running for the post again, with the judges issuing a public statement against Harabin’s candidacy and probable appointment.
Harabin was nominated to run for the post again by the judges in the Judicial Council, of which Harabin is also head. The Supreme Court judges are protesting that those in the Judicial Council are essentially Harabin’s cronies, and that his nomination “does not represent that of the Supreme Court judges”, who were not even consulted about candidates. There are, however, some 85 judges at the Supreme Court.
They took a shot at Harabin in the statement, saying he had been attacking judges and the whole judiciary. The election of the new head of the Supreme Court will take place on 19 May and Harabin will have some rivals at least, with Justice Minister Tomas Borec planning to put forward his own candidate, while