Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court said Monday (July 9th) its rulings were binding and rejected a decree by President Mohamed Morsi on Sunday that reinstated parliament.
"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.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces dissolved parliament in June after the court issued a decision declaring the law governing parliamentary elections invalid.
On Sunday, Morsi challenged the court's decision in a decree that also stipulates new parliamentary elections two months after a new constitution is approved and a new law regulating parliament is adopted.
Following the presidential decree, Parliament Speaker Saad al-Katatni invited the lower house to convene on Tuesday to reinstate the assembly.