Egypt President Morsi said to agree to limit scope of judicial decree

New York Times

President Mohamed Morsi agreed Monday to scale back a sweeping decree he had issued last week that raised his edicts above any judicial review, according to a report by a television network allied with his party.

The agreement, reached with top judicial authorities, would leave most of Mr. Morsi’s actions subject to review by the courts, but preserve a crucial power: protecting the constitutional council from being dissolved by the courts before it finishes its work.

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Photo: Protesters ran for cover during clashes with riot police at Tahrir square in Cairo on Monday. (Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters)

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    It would be nice to believe that this was Morsi’s goal all along, wouldn’t it? A convenient fiction.
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