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Egypt's Morsi Pulls Back Power Grab, Makes Deal w/ Judges
Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/11/12 | Chana Yaar

Posted on 11/26/2012 2:46:21 PM PST by Eleutheria5

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has agreed to pull back decrees announced last Thursday granting himself sweeping new powers.

The Islamist leader originally told a panel of Egypt's top judges that he would not change his stance on the edicts, insisting that he was acting within his rights. But according to a report by a television network allied with the Muslim Brotherhood, an agreement worked out with top judicial authorities was reached late Monday.

The decrees had barred the judiciary from disbanding the Constitutional Assembly or the Upper House of the Parliament, placing the presidency and the committee writing the new Constitution above the authority of the judiciary.

Under the deal reached late Monday night, most of the president's actions would be subject to review by the courts. But the Constitutional Assembly involved in writing the nation's new Constitution would also be protected from being dissolved by the courts before its work is completed.

Egypt's Supreme Court had dissolved the previous parliament after an election filled with irregularities resulted in its being comprised of an Islamist majority in both houses.

Judges and prosecutors went on strike in Cairo and numerous other cities throughout Egypt on Sunday and Monday to protest what they saw as an “assault” on the independence of the courts. Activists denounced the edicts as a brazen power grab. Morsi defended the decrees, saying they were necessary in order to protect the country's transition to democracy, and implement reforms.

Spokesman Yasser Ali told journalists at a news conference the Muslim Brotherhood-backed president assured the judges the decrees did not “infringe” on their own authority in any way..... .....

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: backdown; egypt; morsi; powergrab
Oh, well. Better luck next time./sarc
1 posted on 11/26/2012 2:46:33 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

It was either make a deal, give in, arrest the judges... or worse


2 posted on 11/26/2012 2:48:39 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Eleutheria5
This is only a tactical retreat.

Morsi has shown his true colors.

3 posted on 11/26/2012 2:49:25 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Eleutheria5

If only the high court had been able to reign in FDR...


4 posted on 11/26/2012 2:50:35 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Hudna. Another fake truce.

Morsi’s secret police will now take out, blackmail, discredit or coopt the judges one by one.

He won’t stop until he’s dead, or Sharia is law in Egypt. Give him a few months or a year, that’s all it will take. He now realizes he overreached with the announcement. Chastened, he will patiently remove his judicial and military enemies one by one.


5 posted on 11/26/2012 2:50:41 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: lacrew

He wasn’t quite so blatant as Morsi. More’s the pity.


6 posted on 11/26/2012 2:51:57 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: mojito

GMTA.


7 posted on 11/26/2012 2:53:07 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Eleutheria5

How bad can it be? It’s not as if he declared the Egyptian supreme court in recess when it was not, or anything like that, is it?


8 posted on 11/26/2012 2:57:13 PM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: Eleutheria5

He’ll be back. Evil never gives up.


9 posted on 11/26/2012 3:00:52 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Eleutheria5

Something tells me this deal involved bags of our aid money going to certain individuals.


10 posted on 11/26/2012 3:01:18 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Eleutheria5

zero must have called him and said “If I can’t, you can’t!”


11 posted on 11/26/2012 3:01:35 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Obama must have called him and said “If I can’t, you can’t”.


12 posted on 11/26/2012 3:03:18 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Obama will not be pleased.


13 posted on 11/26/2012 3:05:40 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: DustyMoment

Or “when I do it, then you can do it, too.”


14 posted on 11/26/2012 3:07:24 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Silly to argue over division of powers in a feudal government.

Islamist or Socialist: there is only one king in a feudal government.


15 posted on 11/26/2012 3:11:34 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: GeronL

The threats of a coup d’etat by the rank and file military got to him and his generals. This ain’t over yet.


16 posted on 11/26/2012 3:12:59 PM PST by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Eleutheria5
Just wait till all those Caliph wannabes from various groups tangle. It might be fun to watch.
17 posted on 11/26/2012 3:16:15 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Travis McGee

He’ll make a compromise... and another... and another until he gets what he wants


18 posted on 11/26/2012 3:17:18 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

All the Islamists agree on establishing a Global Caliphate - as long as their guy is the Caliph.

That battle is the central theme of the history of Islam.

Send lots of small arms ammo and cutlery.


19 posted on 11/26/2012 4:37:29 PM PST by BeauBo
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To: Eleutheria5

GRRRRREAT! Checks & balances...it works so well here. /sarcasm

Why don’t they borrow our Constitution? We’re not using it.


20 posted on 11/26/2012 6:24:08 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Eleutheria5

Yeah, either or. Each statement may be used interchangeably depending on Obama’s mood at the time!


21 posted on 11/26/2012 10:24:56 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: PGalt

Are you sure? I think Obama wiped his ass on it.


22 posted on 11/27/2012 2:47:08 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: mojito
This is only a tactical retreat. Morsi has shown his true colors.

Bingo...

23 posted on 11/27/2012 5:00:54 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Are you sure? I think Obama wiped his ass on it.

Toilet paper (Constitution) for TOTALITARIANS with bad constitution ALERT!!

24 posted on 11/27/2012 9:19:53 AM PST by PGalt
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