Supreme Court chairwoman Iva Brožová announces immediate resignation
The chairwoman of the Supreme Court, Iva Brožová, has announced her resignation. Justice Brožová, who is 63, said she would step down on Wednesday for age reasons and to help ensure other changes in the court’s leadership went smoothly. On Thursday President Miloš Zeman will appoint long-term Supreme Court judge Pavel Šámal as her replacement. A former justice minister, Pavel Blažek, questioned the reasons given for Justice Brožová’s departure; he said it was the result of a plot between elements of the judiciary and the president’s office.