Egypt’s Top Courts Stop Work

Egypt’s top courts suspended work on Wednesday to protest President Mohamed Morsi’s ban on legal opposition while hundreds of protesters returned to Tahrir Square for the sixth straight day. The country’s cassation and appeals court said work would be suspended until the constitutional court rules on Morsi’s decree, and a spokesman for the supreme constitutional court said it feels under attack by Morsi. Senior judges have been negotiating with Morsi about how to deal with his new powers, while Morsi has tried to appease the judges by saying his decree only applies to matters of “sovereign” importance. Protesters have said that Morsi is acting like a dictator and have called for him to dissolve his Islamist-dominated government.