Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has agreed to scale back a sweeping decree he issued last week that made his orders immune from judicial review, according to a report by a television network allied with his party. The agreement came after Morsi met with the country's Supreme Judicial Council amid protests against his power grab. Most of Morsi's actions will remain subject to review by the courts, but he does preserve a crucial power: Protecting a group drafting Egypt's new constitution from being dissolved by the courts before it finishes its work. The Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group that sponsored Morsi and his party, announced that it was canceling a major demonstration in support of the president that had been planned for Tuesday.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- 10 things you need to know today: September 1, 2014
- 11 scientific studies that will restore your faith in humanity
- The 10 best networking tips for people who hate networking
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- Why the West should let Russia have eastern Ukraine
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- Scottish independence is another financial crisis waiting to happen
- Why baseball is America's most dangerous spectator sport
- The elusive 'It factor' in presidential politics
- Your literary playlist: A guide to the music of Haruki Murakami
Subscribe to the Week