14 June 2012

Egypt: Constitutional Court - Noble Motives Not Enough, Legitimacy Paramount

The Supreme Constitutional Court respects the demands of revolutionaries in Tahrir square and trusts their noble motives, Judge Maher Sami, deputy head of the court, said.

"The judges are Egyptian citizens. They are not isolated from the square," the Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported Sami as saying.

"The demands of the square, however noble and honourable, should be achieved by legal and legitimate means. It is not enough to have only noble demands; these demands should be achieved legitimately," Sami added.

The legislative articles violating the constitution cannot be accepted by the Supreme Constitutional Court because they unbalance the sovereignty of the law and the constitution, Sami said.

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