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Topic - Negad Borai
The only female judge to sit on Egypt's highest court said Tuesday she has filed the first legal challenge against the country's highly contentious constitution, which cost her the seat she held.
Key Egyptian rights groups called Sunday for a repeat of the first round of the constitutional referendum, alleging the vote was marred by widespread violations. Islamists who back the disputed charter claimed they were in the lead with a majority of "yes" votes.
Six American soldiers serving with NATO forces were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Sunday, the alliance's military in Kabul and an American official said.
Prominent lawyer and rights activist Negad Borai said the court has the authority to look into the constitutionality of laws but will not rule against a constitution that has been approved in popular referendum.
He said that despite outcries against infringement on the judiciary's independence, judges so far have taken little direct action to stop it.