July 5, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Egyptian authorities on Wednesday shut down four Islamist-run television stations that were viewed as sympathetic to ousted President Mohamed Morsi. This crackdown occurred only a day after the Egyptian military removed Morsi from office and installed an interim government headed by High ...[read more]
July 4, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The Chairman of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, Adly Mansour, on Thursday took the oath to become the interim head of state after the Egyptian military deposed President Mohamed Morsi and suspended the nation's constitution on Wednesday. Morsi has been placed under house arrest, and ...[read more]
July 3, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Egyptian military on Wednesday deposed President Mohamed Morsi, suspended the nation's constitution and installed an interim government headed by High Constitutional Court judge Adly Mansour. Protests and demonstrations erupted throughout Egypt on Sunday calling for Morsi's resignation for ...[read more]
July 2, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Egyptian Court of Cassation on Tuesday ordered President Mohammed Morsi to reinstate Abdel Meguid Mahmoud to his post as prosecutor-general (PG). Morsi appointed Talaat Abdallah as PG in November, pursuant to a controversial constitutional declaration which dismissed and replaced the Mubarak- ...[read more]
June 2, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Egypt's highest court, the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC), on Sunday held that the country's legislature and constitutional panel were illegally elected. While the constitutional panel has already dissolved, the legislature's upper house, the Shura Council, will not be dissolved until the ...[read more]
May 26, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) on Saturday found provisions of the nation's revised parliament and election law invalid under the Egyptian constitution. In April the Shura Council, Egypt's upper house of parliament, approved the revisions, which set forth new procedures for lower hous... ...[read more]
March 27, 2013
by Keith Herting
An Egyptian appeals court on Wednesday overturned the November 22 decree by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi which dismissed Prosecutor-General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. Morsi had removed Mahmoud from office following the acquittal of some who had been charged with murdering protesters against the ...[read more]
March 14, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On March 14, 2010, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that women could serve as judges on the State Council, an administrative court system that ruled on cases dealing with state issues. This occurred one month after the general assembly of the Council voted to bar the appointment of women ...[read more]
March 6, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court on Wednesday referred the country's newly passed electoral law to the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) for review, thereby delaying parliamentary elections originally set to begin on April 22. The court's decision is said to be based on technical grounds, ...[read more]
March 3, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court on Sunday dismissed complaints against the assembly that drafted the country's new constitution, the official MENA news agency reported. The complaints had challenged the method for selecting members of the assembly and said the panel, which liberals and ...[read more]

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