“The ruling regarding parliament includes the dissolution of the lower house of parliament in its entirety because the law upon which the elections were held is contrary to rules of the constitution,” he said, speaking two days before another election to pick a new president…

The court threw out a law passed by the Islamist-dominated parliament in April that denied political rights to anyone who held a senior post in government or ruling party in the last decade of Mubarak’s rule.

The Brotherhood said it would accept the overturning of the law. “It’s a reality now, and we must deal with it as such,” said spokesman Mahmoud Ghozlan.