Top Poland judge vows to defy 'purge'
The head of Poland's Supreme Court has vowed to defy a controversial new law forcing her and dozens of senior judges to retire early. Chief Justice Prof Malgorzata Gersdorf has been told she must step down at midnight in line with new legislation. But a spokesman for the Supreme Court said she would go to work as normal on Wednesday. Prof Gersdorf earlier branded the reforms, which require judges to retire at 65 instead of 70, a "purge".