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Legal researcher Muḥammad ʿUbayd said that from a constitutional perspective, a penal code cannot include phrases like “a threat to family values,” “violating public morals,” or “offending the public’s sense of shame.”  According to him, these terms are extraordinarily vague and have no boundaries...
Yāssir Burhāmī, the Vice President of the Salafī Call, stated that the Constitution included the interpretation of sharī’ah provided by the Supreme Constitutional Court, which is satisfactory from a religious perspective. He stated that a “real change requires a gradual development based on...
The Supreme Constitutional Court issued a statement saying that remarks from the President’s Office, which accuse the Court of being a “counter-revolutionary” force trying to topple the gains of the Revolution, are slanderous and constitute a criminal act. 
In an unexpected development, the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) announced yesterday its decision to suspend hearings in all cases indefinitely. The decision of suspension coincided with the gathering of large numbers of demonstrators who gathered in front of SCC, thus, blocking judges from...
Counselor Tahānī al-Jibālī, Vice President of the Supreme Constitutional Court, warned that the texts relevant to the court in the draft constitution are only a "serious setback posing a threat to the independence of the court" and disclose "attempts to devastate the court from within".
A lawyer belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood has established a lawsuit before the National Council in which he demanded the repeal of the appointment of Tahānī al-Jibālī as Chancellor (Vice-President) of the Supreme Constitutional Court by the former President Husnī Mubārak.   
The three Coptic Orthodox, Evangelical and Catholic Churches also declined to comment on the rulings handed down by the Supreme Constitutional Court on Thursday (June 14) regarding the invalidity of the one-third individual seats in parliament and the unconstitutionality of the law on practicing...
Dozens of Copts protested outside the Supreme Court to reject verdicts sentencing 12 Christians to 25-year imprisonment terms in the case of sectarian unrest in Abū Qurqās, al-Minya, in April. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-Wafd, May 28, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
In a fresh escalated reaction to the Constitutional Court’s ruling invalidating the law on the election of the People’s Assembly, the lower house of the two-chamber parliament, legislators from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) insisted on convening a legislative committee...
Dr. Najīb Jibrā`īl, president of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights (EUHR), praised the Supreme Constitutional Court’s decision on the rights of Christian employees to receive a paid month’s leave to visit Jerusalem, stressing that this provision is based on the principle of equality and...

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