Egypt unveiled a proposed draft of a new constitution Wednesday, October 10, amid criticism from liberals and human rights groups that the document is tilted toward Islamic law and endangers the democratic ideals of the uprising that last year overthrew Hosni Mubarak, The Los Angeles Times reported. The draft, crafted by a 100-member assembly dominated by Islamists, states that Egypt is “a democratic regime” guided by the principles of sharia, or Islamic law. The wording in some articles, such as those dealing with equality for men and women, are either explicitly tied to strict Islamic precepts or open to interpretation. Some liberals have boycotted the assembly, and the proposed document must be approved in a referendum. A court is expected to rule next week on whether to disband the assembly, possibly voiding the proposed draft, over accusations that the body does not represent all Egyptians.