Egypt’s parliament convened for an hour today despite a high court ruling yesterday reaffirming its earlier order to dissolve the parliament since part of it had been elected in violation of election laws . . . parliament met in response to a July 8 pronouncement by new president Mohammed Morsi overturning the court's decision to dissolve the parliament . . . the parliament agreed to appeal the military's action to shut down parliament in response to the Supreme Court's ruling to the Court of Cassation, an appeals court, and not to meet until it rules . . . Egypt's Supreme Court, however, ruled yesterday that its decision to dissolve parliament was unappealable . . . the Muslim Brotherhood plans a large rally in Cairo today in support of Morsi's declaration to reopen parliament . . . the military previously had sealed off the parliament building but is now letting its members enter the building . . . the army is standing behind the high court's decision to reaffirm its decision to dissolve parliament . . . Morsi has precipitated a power struggle with the judiciary and the military that may give him at least a short term victory and gain him more popular support . . . the parliament's decision to appeal its dissolution reflects its deference to the judicial system and runs counter to Morsi's action to disregard the supreme court . . . Morsi may make other provocative declarations to drum up support in an attempt to reclaim the powers of his office seized by the military.
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