President Klaus swears in 37 new judges


President Klaus also named 37 judges at a ceremonial swearing in at Prague Castle on Wednesday. The new appointments will be headed primarily to the district and circuit courts, with one going to the Supreme Administrative Court. Deputy Minister of Justice Vladimír Král was also appointed to sit on the Supreme Court in Prague. President Klaus called upon the new judges to take a rational approach to what he called an uneasy situation in the halls of justice. The appointment of judges is one of the authorities of the head of state according to the Czech constitution and requires the co-approval of a cabinet member. Since taking office President Klaus has named some 577 judges, or roughly one fifth of those currently seated.