op judges in Egypt have slammed President Mohamed Morsi for claiming sweeping new powers on Friday. Morsi's decree gives the president near-absolute powers, and immunity from court appeals. The country's senior judges, most of whom were appointed by ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, called Morsi's power grab an "unprecedented assault" on the nation's independent judiciary. Tens of thousands of Egyptians also took to the streets to protest Morsi's decree.
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