Ukraine president dismisses high court judge as dissolution decree ruling awaited Mike Rosen-Molina at 6:52 PM ET
[JURIST] Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko [official website; BBC profile] dismissed Ukrainian Constitutional Court [official website] Judge Valeriy Pshenichny from office for an "oath violation," according to the presidential press service Monday. No details were released on the exact nature of the "violation." On April 25, Pshenichny said that Yushchenko had requested a transcript of the court proceedings mulling the legality of Yushchenko's April 2 decree [text] dissolving the Ukrainian parliament, something he was not authorized to request. On April 26, Yushchenko signed a second decree [JURIST report] to move the parliamentary election to June 24. A majority of legislators objected to the decree, filing an appeal with the 18-judge Constitutional Court. The court has not yet ruled on the issue. RIA has more.
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