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Egypt's Morsi agrees to meet judges amid protests
 
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi claimed sweeping new powers on Nov. 23.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi claimed sweeping new powers on Nov. 23.
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is scheduled to meet with the Supreme Judicial Council on Monday as protests escalate over Morsi's claim of sweeping new powers last week. Most of Morsi's edict was aimed at the judiciary, including a clause that granted him the right to shield his decrees from judicial review; protesters and judges nationwide say that amounts to seizing dictatorial powers, and the unrest sent Egypt's stock market down nearly 10 percent on Sunday. Morsi says his new powers are only temporary, but the meeting with the judicial council is the latest sign he might be considering scaling back his order.

 

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