Court Overrules Morsi on Parliament

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.