Poland's government is preparing to overhaul the judiciary, dismissing up to 40 percent of sitting judges in the country. Brian Porter-Szücs, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History, wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation regarding the proposal, and the overall direction of Polish politics and democracy under the current ruling party. Read the article here.

Brian Porter-Szücs is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History at the University of Michigan and faculty affiliate of the Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. He is an expert on modern Polish history.