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Egypt top court says ruling nullifying parliament ‘binding’

Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court said on Monday that all of its rulings were “binding,” in response to a presidential decree reinstating parliament after the court ruled the house invalid. “All the rulings and decisions of the Supreme Constitutional Court are final and not subject to appeal… and are binding for all state institutions,” the court said in a statement. Several people have gone to court to challenge President Mohamed Morsi’s decision ordering the return of parliament, and the Supreme Constitutional Court said it would look into these cases. The court also stressed that it was “not a part of any political conflict… but the limit of its sacred duty is the protection of the texts of the constitution.” The Supreme Constitutional Court had said certain articles in the law governing parliamentary elections were invalid, annulling the Islamist-led house. On Sunday, Morsi in turn annulled the court’s decision, putting himself on a collision course with the judiciary and the military that enforced the ruling when it was in power.

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