One day after Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi ordered the reinstatement of parliament, the country's Supreme Constitutional Court has reaffirmed its earlier decision that the parliament must be disbanded, says The New York Times. The parliament, dominated by Morsi's party, was disbanded by the court last month.
Morsi's original announcement delimited parliament's roles, allowing the legislators only to serve until a new constitution is adopted. According to Gamal Eid, a prominent human rights lawyer,“[Morsi's] decree could create a political crisis. He has been waiting to make a decision to prove he is president of a republic.”