Egypt’s top court to rule on constitutional panel
Delay may give Islamists time to draft document
An Egyptian court asked the country’s highest tribunal Tuesday to rule on whether to disband the body tasked with writing a new constitution. That could give Islamists time to finish drafting the document before a legal ruling. It’s the latest twist in a bitter struggle between Islamists and their secular rivals over the constitution. The Islamists, who dominate the constitutional assembly, are racing to put a draft before a public referendum before the judges rule.