Court postpones judge change decision in Constituent Assembly case

Court postpones judge change decision in Constituent Assembly case

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Wed, 18/07/2012 - 20:11

A court hearing on whether to change the panel of judges that would rule on the invalidity of the Constituent Assembly has been postponed to 30 July, the Administrative Court decided on Wednesday.

Muslim Brotherhood lawyers had submitted a request to change the judging panel because the same panel ruled on a similar case to dissolve the first Constituent Assembly in April.

On Tuesday, the court postponed ruling on the Constituent Assembly until Thursday to give the lawyers time to request the panel change.  

Independent daily Al-Dostour quoted Muslim Brotherhood lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud as saying that the court is obligated by law wait to hear the case until a new judging panel is formed to rule on the charges, a process that may take up to a month.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm