The Supreme Court's acting head Jozef Iwulski is among 7 judges eligible for retirement whose request for prolonged tenure has been rejected by the National Judicial Council (KRS). In all, 16 top court judges have applied for permission to continue working past the age of 65, the mandatory retirement age under the relevant law passed in April. Five of 12 judges have been given the go-ahead to continue in their posts. The judges who were rejected all based their pleas for further employment on the clauses of the Polish Constitution. Among them were Iwulski and his predecessor Małgorzata Gersdorf.