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Court adjourns hearings of 3 presidential hopefuls’ qualification

By Heba Hesham CAIRO: An Administrative Court adjourned Tuesday appeals related to the validity of three presidential nominees’ candidacy to an exceptional session Wednesday morning to submit the required documents. Ultraconservative Islamist hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit to oblige the interior ministry to provide documents proving his mother does not hold the US …


MB criticizes court’s ruling against Constituent Assembly formation

By Heba Hesham CAIRO: The Administrative Court of the State Council issued a ruling Tuesday invalidating parliament’s decision regarding the makeup of the Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting Egypt’s new constitution. The court accepted the case filed by a number of legal experts and public figures against PA Speaker, as well as halting the implementation of …


Court suspends constitutional panel

By AP CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Tuesday suspended a 100-member panel selected by lawmakers from the Islamist-dominated parliament and tasked with drafting the country’s new constitution. The ruling was a blow to the Islamists, who have catapulted into the center of Egypt’s political stage since the ouster 14 months ago of longtime authoritarian leader …


Legal experts debate court’s jurisdiction on Constituent Assembly appeal

By Heba Hesham CAIRO: A court official denied that a verdict was issued against the decision to give MPs 50 percent of the Constituent Assembly that would draft the constitution. Councilor Mohamed Kandil, head of the technical office of the Administrative Courts of the State Council, denied Wednesday news of a verdict against a decision announced …


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