Poland's lower house of parliament passes contested Supreme Court bill

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Posted: Jul 20, 2017 9:20 AM

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's lower house of parliament passed a contested Supreme Court law on Thursday which the opposition says would erode the independence of the judiciary and undermine democracy.

The bill, submitted by the conservative, ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, must now be approved by the upper house. PiS has a majority in both houses of parliament.

(Reporting by Pawel Sobczak; Writing by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Gareth Jones)