Kiska forced to appoint three dubious constitutional judges
President Andrej Kiska appointed Mojmír Mamojka, Jana Laššáková, and Miroslav Duriš as judges to the Constitutional Court. He therefore complied with the recent Constitutional ruling that he must chose three judges from the seven candidates put forward by parliament since 2014. Kiska still deems the candidates unqualified. Mamojka used to be the president of an unscrupulous private law university in Sládkovičovo, where politicians and underworld figures bought titles. Laššáková was a corporate lawyer, and, since 2002, an MP, while Duriš is a notary. They had shown no interest in constitutional law in the past.
Next year, nine of 13 Constitutional Court judges will be appointed. Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská (Most-Híd) is preparing new rules for the selection to prevent such nominations.