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Poland moves closer to adopting new regulations on top court

Poland's lawmakers on Friday approved a final version of legislation regarding the Constitutional Tribunal, in a move the ruling party says is intended to end the conflict around the top court.

Opponents of the legislation say they will appeal to the same court to block the legislation, saying parts are unconstitutional, and the head of the court has appealed to the president to veto the legislation.

The tribunal has been at the center of a controversy since the conservative Law and Justice party took power and began efforts to gain control of the court. The tribunal has the power to block government-proposed legislation if it finds it unconstitutional, and has used this...