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Egypt Delays Ruling on Judges to Hear Constitution Panel Case

July 18, 2012

An Egyptian administrative court adjourned until July 30 a hearing on whether another panel of judges should recuse itself from a case dealing with the legality of the committee that will draft the new constitution.

The adjournment was announced by Judge Karem Abdel Latif in Cairo today.

The panel of judges whose status was under consideration at today’s hearing had decided yesterday to adjourn the case dealing with the mechanism by which members of the constitutional committee were elected until tomorrow.

At stake in that case is whether the committee will be disbanded. That possibility triggered outbursts in court yesterday, with supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood chanting against the generals who took over running the country after Hosni Mubarak’s ouster last year, before formally ceding power to President Mohamed Mursi at the end of June.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at

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