Ecuador has picked a new temporary Supreme Court by lottery, but judges say they will boycott the tribunal.
The old court was dissolved on Sunday under a new constitution that took effect last week. The temporary 21-member court chosen at random from the ranks of the 31 former justices is supposed to operate until a permanent body takes over in 2009.
Judges warned last week that they would refuse to take seats determined by the "degrading" lottery.
Ex-justice Mauro Teran was the first to reject his seat following Wednesday's selection. He said the rest would follow suit, and called the lottery "an affront to the judicial office."
It is not clear what officials will do if all the judges refuse their seats.