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Report: Egypt's Morsi to scale back power grab
 
Egyptian President-elect Mohamed Morsi before his first televised address to the nation on June 24: It remains unclear exactly what the rise of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood means for the U.S.
Egyptian President-elect Mohamed Morsi before his first televised address to the nation on June 24: It remains unclear exactly what the rise of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood means for the U.S.
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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.

 

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