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Egypt's Courts Stage Strike Over Morsi Power Grab

As more than 100,000 protest in Cairo

(Newser) - Courts across Egypt are going on strike today in protest of Mohamed Morsi's recent power grab—including the country's two highest appeals courts, the AP and BBC report. Cassation Court judges emerged from an emergency meeting saying they would not resume work until Morsi takes back his decree... More »

Egyptian Parliament Defies Court, Convenes

Court insists its rulings are absolute

(Newser) - Egypt's parliament answered President Mohamed Morsi's call and convened a brief session today, ignoring the Supreme Constitutional Court ruling that dissolved the entire legislature. Security forces didn't attempt to stop the gathering, but the court did issue a statement yesterday insisting that its decisions "are final... More »

Muslim Brotherhood Confronts Military, Demands Power

Meanwhile, Ahmed Shafiq claiming he won election

(Newser) - The Muslim Brotherhood isn't taking the Egyptian military's power grab lying down. Today, it called for a "million-man march" to protest the new constitution, and said it would attempt to convene parliament, defying the Supreme Constitutional Court ruling dissolving it, the BBC reports. That could set up... More »

Egypt Primed for Revolution Again After 'Soft Coup'

Demonstrations called for after ruling hands power to military

(Newser) - All eyes are on Egypt today, after its Supreme Constitutional Court dissolved parliament , handing the military power in what many are calling a "soft" or "smooth" coup. "The court is not neutral," one Council on Foreign Relations scholar tells CNN . "It is very much part... More »

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