“Wall of Jerks” in French Magistrates Union Raises Concerns of Political Neutrality

A storm over political bias of France’s judges has blown up, with the revelation of a bizarre Mur des Cons—literally, “Wall of Jerks” –in France’s second largest Magistrates union. The wall featured caricatures and insulting slogans of French right wing political heavyweights, including former President Nicolas Sarkozy. Comments on the wall accuse politicians of a […]

Philippe Courroye’s Fight Against His Transfer

“A manhunt” are the words that the Nanterre prosecutor Philippe Courroye used in late July in Le Figaro to announce his transfer by the Department of Justice. Validated by a decree from the President of the Republic, he appeals to the State Council about his appointment as Attorney General at the Paris Court of Appeals. […]