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Just finished reading this important Grand Chamber ruling re #ruleoflaw breakdown in Poland. There is a lot more than meets the eye & looking beyond (expected) outcome of case, key point = initiation of disciplinary investigation against referring judges violated EU law
2/ Outcome: Both AG and Grand Chamber agree = requests in these 2 cases for a preliminary ruling concerning Polish measures from 2017 establishing a disciplinary procedure regime for judges are inadmissible but ECJ did not stop there
3/ Why inadmissible? In a nutshell, because not apparent from orders for reference there is a connecting factor btw key provision of EU law (i.e. Art 19(1) TEU/judicial independence) to which the Qs referred for a preliminary ruling relate and the disputes in the main proceedings
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Hear ye, hear ye!

Ye old #Alberta government has released its FLAWED, and GASLIT #SCS review report.

Associate Minister @jasonluan88 promised an unbiased perspective.

The only ones who look stupid here, are those of us who believed him.
Before we dive into the report, let’s talk about the Associate Minister and his esteemed panel for a moment.

Not a single member who has worked at or accessed an SCS; surely criminologists and retired cops will present an unbiased approach. 😒…
Next, let’s see what the Ass. Minister has had to say about SCS and #harmreduction.

Surely his beliefs about Big Pharma funding research for harm reduction, and that #naloxone is an enabler couldn’t have impacted the committees viewpoints?
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This morning my children will be in school, learning maths and playing in the playground.

Roadside Dad will be either driving or outdoors, keeping busy.

I am going to see my friend about filling out a consultatation response so I don't get run out of my own country.

What I hope you will be doing is taking a minute to fill this in and share!!

Otherwise proposed powers to effectively wipe out travelling life in the UK will pass unchallenged.

(Then can be applied to criminalise protest and homelessness too).…

I get that some of you are just finding out about this now (my pinned thread from November explains what the proposals would do to me).

I get that some of you once had an experience with a bad encampment or whatever.

I hear you.

But hear me back right now, time is short.

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🇺🇸 ANONS #WatchTheWater #LightsOn
Our portal of vision may seem narrow, but our sight is clear. A grand May, 2020 announcement is coming soon. #JQIN
the wonderful new Follqwed FRENZ!

February 5, 2019
9:07 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — (applause) — and my fellow Americans:

#LibertySpeaks @KarenMy26623876
@plschmenk @Jogurek @GolfingJohn_
A glorious month has begun >
The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda.  It’s the agenda of the American people.

#WeThePeople are LISTENING
@TheNotObvious @doingstuffwrong @trumpanputin @militarysweep
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US Attorney Jensen's review should find evidence that mandates dismissal of the #Flynn case in the interest of justice.
Audit trail
DIA briefings
Criminal leak of call
The #FBI agents who interviewed @GenFlynn believed he was truthful--even the agent who had wrongly been inserted into a presidential briefing of #Flynn & then nominee #Trump specifically to "assess" his demeanor & collect information-"spy"
They did 3 separate hour-long briefings
of #McCabe #Baker #Bowdich & others including #DOJ -- telling them all they believed him.
The 302s were altered to add things he did not say.
One point directly contradicts their notes. McCabe himself approved "final" 302.
Read the actual documents at
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woah, Canadian public. In light of the shady shit going on in your name in Wet’suwet’en territories and across Canada, we need to talk about what UNCEDED means. #Cdnheritage 1/
"Unceded” isn’t just the politically correct term you use to acknowledge an Indian Band in a neighbourly way.

It’s a basic fact of history, especially relevant in BC and really really relevant to the whole anti-pipeline movement, where Indigenous land defenders are, completely without irony, accused of trespass and contempt for “the rule of law”: this land is not legally Canada's. 3/
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To say that they believe that @realDonaldTrump did ask for foreign interference in our domestic elections and not need to hear more and yet refuse to vote for removal because they like his policies is mind boggling. They argued on the floor of the #Senate that the #Democrat (1/4)
case had come forward because the #Democrats didn’t like the President’s policies yet that now becomes the reason not to call for witnesses. Trying to undermine a domestic election with the help of a foreign government is prohibited by the #Constitution. That is exactly (2/4)
what the #President did and they know it. What has happened to the #RuleOfLaw when even lawyers lie? What has happened to standards? What lessons are our children learning? What is happening to our country and its position in the world? (3/4)
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We are in court awaiting the #HudumaNamba judgement

Stay tuned for live updates
@privacyint @BBCAfrica @citizentvkenya @thekhrc @HakiKNCHR @Haki_na_Sheria @HakiCentre @lawyershubkenya @MUHURIkenya @InformAction_KE #HudumaNamba proceedings have not yet begun

We expect two judgements today - one in consolidated petitions 56, 58, & 59 of 2019 challenging the amendments that created #NIIMS & one in petition 163 of 2019 challenging the entire Statute Law Miscellaneous Amendments Act
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A scary story in three acts, plus a coda.

Act 1 - “That’s ridiculous, they can’t be serious”

🤪 #resist #ToriesOut #StopTheCoup
@ExtinctionR #ClimateCrisis 🇪🇺🌳🐺…
Act 2 - “Oh cripes, I get it now...”

😦 #resist #ToriesOut #StopTheCoup #RuleOfLaw #LiarJohnson 🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺…
Act 3 - “Erm, guys... everyone can see where this is going, right..?!”

😳 #resist #ToriesOut #RuleOfLaw #StopTheCoup @GeorgeMonbiot 🇪🇺…
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@Bebe111 @derekjames150 a) if we stop paying £7.9bn/yr (official figure) to EU dues, we also lose the £80bn/yr in benefits it yields. What's the plan to compensate our economy for that?

b) the UK govt divied up the quotas & OUR fishermen sold them. Those contracts will still apply post-#Brexit.

@Bebe111 @derekjames150 cont...

Why will those contracts still apply? The #RuleOfLaw is a cornerstone of our constitution. Contract law is local, UK law. Without it nobody who trades or transacts business of any kind could have confidence in engaging in any form of commerce in the UK.

@Bebe111 @derekjames150 cont...

Furthermore UK will still have to operate fishing quotas to protect the sea from overfishing and the fish from extinction - something our govt has kept v. QUIET about!

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Poland’s #ruleoflaw crisis in (some key) figures: my public service thread of the week ahead of the #Marsz1000tóg this Saturday
2: The number of EU infringement actions lost by current Polish authorities for blatantly violating principles of judicial independence & irremovability of judges
3: The number of Constitutional Tribunal (CT) judges elected in Oct 2015 whose oath the Polish President has (unconstitutionally) refused to take, with 3 also the number of unlawful “judges” now sitting on captured no longer independent/legitimate CT
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2. Imagine there's an attempt on your life, special forces and gendarmerie raid your business, state institutions acquire control of it, and you flee abroad to save your life.
3. Then you learn: PM #Borissov and General Prosecutor #Tsatsarov negotiate the sale of your assets to a #Turkish company (#Bulgaria-#Turkey).
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What to expect for Europe in 2020? As the EU enters a new policy cycle, here’s to a few predictions that I’ve shared with @euronews #THREAD 1/9
The new EU political leadership overpromised by generating outsized expectations that might reveal too difficult to manage:

1. Defend EU interests vs US & China 2. Take the lead on climate change 3. Tackle rebellious EU illiberal democracies 4. Tame big tech 5. Overcome Brexit
1. The #Suleimani assassination is already putting to test the self-proclaimed first EU ‘geopolitical’ Commission, which has lost in few hours the major EU foreign policy legacy of @JunckerEU @FedericaMog : the nuclear deal #JCPOA | the EU will be bystander of #iran situation
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WE THE ]#PEOPLE[ Have to Pick Up Where Our #Founders Left Off. Protect The #Nation Protect the #Family, [Protect the #Children] living in our Great #UnitedStates of #AMERICA..


This is for the like #minds, and everyday #thinkers who do right and care for the future of our nation. IF you just found out #WELCOME!! #America Needs you!, We need you!

We #communicate, post, #network and RESEARCH #RESEARCH @WhiteHouse
RESEARCH, #INFORM REPEAT...(and #joke poke & prodd #ideas/people minus the hate of course(sometimes) (we get it)). get the #word out!! If 💩 hits the fan! Just know WE r HERE& #TRUST we R #UNITED! Please #Guide and #Teach like mind who will add @NSAGov
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@PJMedia_com The story of Joe Biden and the windfalls of his son Hunter are far beyond anything that President Trump is even accused of doing. But consistency doesn’t matter. The Democrats rule the House, so like Veruca Salt, they will get their way.
@PJMedia_com And yes, the House can still impeach Joe Biden. Obviously he cannot be removed from an office he doesn’t hold. But he can be barred from serving in any office in the future under the Constitution.
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Graham is reading all the text messages I pulled together yesterday to show bias. Using weak predications, in the "Secret Society" they put their bias to work towards Nixon style impeachment to force @realDonaldTrump to resign on Nadler's Articles BEFORE going to the Senate.
Graham's right, military cannot speak ill of the Commander and Chief without charges... that timeless rule obviously not extended to the rest of the Executive Branch...speaks volumes re: the difference between the military and the other 3 Letter Agencies. Policy change overdue.
Text messages prove this #ImpeachmentHoax goes beyond personal policy differences...the effort to unseat @realDonaldTrump began before he took the Oath of office. Jan 30th renewed CP FISA, when we went through the "looking glass" where #RuleOfLaw is mirrored and subverted.
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@ZendamaParanorm @WattersWorld WE THE ]#PEOPLE[ Have to Pick Up Where Our #Founders Left Off. Protect The #Nation Protect the #Family, [Protect the #Children] living in our Great #UnitedStates of #AMERICA..


@ZendamaParanorm @WattersWorld @realDonaldTrump This is for the like #minds, and everyday #thinkers who do right and care for the future of our nation. IF you just found out #WELCOME!! #America Needs you!, We need you!

We #communicate, post, #network and RESEARCH #RESEARCH @WhiteHouse
@ZendamaParanorm @WattersWorld @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse RESEARCH, #INFORM REPEAT...(and #joke poke & prodd #ideas/people minus the hate of course(sometimes) (we get it)). get the #word out!! If 💩 hits the fan! Just know WE r HERE& #TRUST we R #UNITED! Please #Guide and #Teach like mind who will add @NSAGov
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Done reading 18k-long ruling in Joined Cases C‑585/18 C‑624/18 and C‑625/18. My overall assessment FWIW: a rich careful judgment which leaves no doubt to referring court new “Disciplinary Chamber” must be found not to satisfy EU law requirements of judicial independence [thread]
2/ Why didn’t ECJ say so explicitly? Because this is a preliminary ruling (PR) case & not an infringement case. To quote Koen Lenaerts: whilst it is for ECJ "to say what the law of the EU is" it is for nat courts "to apply that law to the cases that come before them" in PR cases
3/ By contrast, role of the Advocates General (AG) is to propose to ECJ, in complete independence, a legal solution to the cases for which they are responsible = they can be more explicit/concrete in their (non-binding) opinions
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#GreatAwakening #TheGreatAwakening #MAGA #KAG2020

If #WeThePeople truly want to return the #USA to the #RuleOfLaw we need to let the #Justice system's processes unfold #Patiently. #Hearsay is not proof of #Guilt. You need #Evidence, & you need a #Trial. #Constitution #DOJ #Law
But the case of #Dershowitz is even more fraught with risk. Because he is a #Lawyer and a #Law #scholar/#professor, & he has been hired by some of those charged to #Defend them, the #DOJ cannot allow anything which appears like #Obstruction of #Justice. Let the #RuleOfLaw unfold
If #Dershowitz's clients are #Guilty, then it will be #proven in a #fair #trial. Then, if there really is some evidence that he did something wrong, it will come out. Accepting a free #Plane ride is not wrong. Visiting an #Island is not wrong.
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Hey @GOP wieners,

There's a larger geopolitiical (((step))) in regards to Syria. You can't have it both ways. Is your plan to build out ME presence? We either WIN, occupy, or move.

FYI our base and embassy in Iraq is substantial. #Reach #FutureTech
Only a handful of troops will actually come home. This is a baby step that enables us to measure our (((DIPLOMATIC))) negotiation power.

#ImpeachmentTaskForce doesn't care that the world wants our markets. We can use Trade to end #EndlessWars.
What will become of Turkey? How will Russian and Syrian relations work moving forward? We will know, who can play nice. These borders have been in flux before any of us were born.

Syria loves us. Despite what you're being sold, Syria loves us.
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@FitzgeraldFrncs @helenadalli I'm guessing that she didn't mention this to you -…
@FitzgeraldFrncs @helenadalli Her husband harassed a journalist - @muscatcar on a case she reported on. The case involved a company of which @helenadalli and her husband owned a 99% shareholding.
@FitzgeraldFrncs @helenadalli @muscatcar One cannot help wondering how high her commitment and ability to fight for press freedom is seeing that she was unable or unwilling to do so in this matter.
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@JolyonMaugham Thanks Jolyon. Just a few quick points, some of them obvious. 1/
@JolyonMaugham #Brexit has taken us into uncharted waters. (Who would have thought that a UK PM would ever prorogue #parliamentt and threaten the #ruleoflaw This means that by definition there is no precise precedent to guide us. 2/
@JolyonMaugham Furthermore legal provisions such as #Article50 may be vague and their text offer little direct guidance. The law ultimately may be uncertain until pronounced upon by a Court such as the #ECJ 3/
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