Court Overrules Morsi on Parliament

    In this photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, left, President Mohammed Morsi, center, and Chief of Staff Sami Anan, right, attend a ceremony at an Air Force base in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament opened a new front in the country's leadership showdowns Tuesday by meeting in defiance of orders that disbanded the chamber and brought President Mohammed Morsi in conflict with both the powerful military and the highest court.(AP Photo/Fady Fares, Egyptian Presidency)

    Fady Fares, Egyptian Presidency / AP Photo

    Newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi called the country’s Parliament back into session but was intercepted Tuesday by Egypt’s Higher Constitutional Court. The latest move in an ongoing fight for power between the new president and Egypt’s military rulers included the court affirming “its rule to dissolve Parliament and consider[s] it invalid.” Still, Morsi insisted that Parliament gather, and they did for less than an hour. Pro-Morsi demonstrators gathered outside Cairo’s administrative court, throwing water bottles as they faced more than 100 armored police. 

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