Egypt’s High Constitutional Court has gone on strike:
The HCC’s decision comes after it was pushed to postpone its decisions on the constitutionality of Egypt’s Shura Council (upper house of parliament) and the Constituent Assembly after supporters of the president surrounded the court.
Hundreds of pro-Morsi demonstrators gathered at the HCC late Saturday as the draft constitution was officially presented to the president by the head of the constitution-drafting body, to demonstrate against the courts’ expected verdict on the two bodies, which could see both dissolved.
I wonder how Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was in Cairo only a few months back airily advising Egyptians to eschew the U.S. Constitution in favor of Canada’s hideous Trudeaupian “Charter of Rights and Freedoms” and the European Convention on Human Rights and no doubt the Swedish Declaration on Recycling, Bike Lanes and Transgender Bathrooms, would advise the jurists to play this one.
At any rate, Mohamed Morsi is now, as they say, shooting without a script. Which suits him just fine.