Friday, December 03, 2004

The New York Times > International > Europe > Ukrainian Justices, in Show of Independence, Order New Runoff

The New York Times > International > Europe > Ukrainian Justices, in Show of Independence, Order New Runoff

A solid summary, most importantly:

Roman M. Zvarich, a member of Parliament and a lawyer who represented Mr. Yushchenko in the court's cramped chambers, said the 21 judges had displayed a certain maturity by navigating Ukraine's complicated election laws and, for the first time, establishing a larger precedent based on the primacy of constitutional rights.

"The court took the initiative to fill in gaps in the election laws," he said. "This is a milestone decision. The court took a very courageous stand."

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