Another article describes the scene at Karlsruhe.
Shortly thereafter, the fun came to a halt. Germany's highest judicial authority, the Federal Constitutional Court, issued its anxiously awaited ruling on the euro rescue package on Wednesday morning. Although their cases were rejected, the decision still represented a partial victory for Nölling and the remaining plaintiffs. The justices declared that the billions in guarantees for Greece and other highly indebted euro-zone countries were fundamentally constitutional, but they also demanded a greater say and participation in future bailouts by Germany's parliament, the Bundestag.This, as many swiftly realized, might well mean that there will be preliminary agreements between the Bundestag and the government in order not to cause any trouble. However, there will always be the possibility that those agreements will not work and that possibility will become stronger with every new bail-out.
The Economist is pleased with the result - the euro is safe for the time being, more or less - but thinks Merkel loses in the court of public opinion.