Ukraine court to rule on second Yushchenko dissolution decree Mike Rosen-Molina at 6:00 PM ET
[JURIST] The Ukrainian Constitutional Court [official website] announced Monday that it will consider whether a second decree by Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko [official website; BBC profile] to dissolve parliament and hold early June elections was constitutional. The court is already mulling [JURIST report] the constitutionality of Yushchenko's first decree [text; JURIST report] dissolving parliament and calling for new elections. He issued a second decree [JURIST report] last month, reiterating the provisions of the first and moving the elections to late June. A majority of legislators objected to the decree, and filed an appeal with the 18-judge Constitutional Court. One judge has said, however, that the court can not make any rulings yet as it does not have the necessary number of judges sitting since Yushchenko dismissed three judges [JURIST report] and their replacements have not yet been sworn in.
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