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In my paper I analyze the phenomenon of populism present in the field of law application. First, Ireconstruct the concept of populism on the basis of the achievements of political science and law. Then, using the achievements of modern Polish theory and philosophy of law, I reconstruct the possible spaces for populist argumentation in the sphere of law application. Using the examples of decisions made by the Constitutional Tribunal, I point to specific argumentative strategies based on populist schemes, in order to finally point to tools enabling heuristics and polemics with such argumentation.