Protesters returned to Tahrir Square in Cairo on Tuesday despite President Mohamed Morsi's promise to roll back a decree expanding his powers. Morsi, a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, met with judges on Monday after provoking an outcry with his Nov. 22 edict giving himself power to legislate by decree, without court oversight. Morsi, through a spokesman, said the courts would be able to review most of his decisions — just not those involving "sovereign" matters. Critics, including Egyptian Nobel Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, said Morsi was trying to turn himself into a "pharaoh."
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