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Egypt's Top Judges Resist Morsi Decrees
Voice of America ^ | November 24, 2012 | Edward Yeranian

Posted on 11/25/2012 7:09:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv

Egypt's highest judicial body, the Supreme Judicial Council, is condemning the decrees granting President Mohamed Morsi sweeping powers, branding them an unprecedented attack on the independence of the judiciary. And a broad spectrum of Egypt's judiciary is expressing support for the country's outgoing judicial head, Abdel Mejid Mahmoud, who was fired by the president Thursday.

Mahmoud received a standing ovation by members of Egypt's Judge's Club, after telling them that he will appeal the president's decision to the judiciary. Mahmoud said he will insist on the application of all legal articles, including those that deal with the powers of the judiciary and the position of general prosecutor.

At the same time that Mahmoud was receiving the applause of his fellow judges, newly named General Prosecutor Talaat Ibrahim Abdallah told a press conference that he will remain impartial towards both those who oppose and support him. Abdallah said that he will not take sides in the current judicial political divide and remains equidistant from all parties, including those in favor of and against his nomination.

Judges in Egypt's second largest city of Alexandria also announced that they would hold a work stoppage until President Morsi withholds the decrees which have fueled a firestorm. Twenty six political parties and three former presidential candidates back a widespread protest movement in Cairo's Tahrir Square, where thousands of demonstrators massed Friday.

Prominent Egyptian democracy advocate Mohammed ElBaradei has called on Egypt's president to rescind the near absolute powers he has granted himself. The Nobel laureate addressed crowds gathered in Cairo's central square on Saturday.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; mohammedmorsi; muslimbrotherhood; waronterror

1 posted on 11/25/2012 7:09:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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Mohammed ElBaradei, the Nobel laureate who helped run interference instead of carrying out his duty while Iran developed nuclear weapons, is against Morsi’s move. So, who ya gonna pick now? :’)


2 posted on 11/25/2012 7:11:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Too bad our judges and politicians can’t stand up to our dictator.


3 posted on 11/25/2012 7:17:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That does come to mind...


4 posted on 11/25/2012 7:21:39 PM PST by BlueDragon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Next step, judges in jail


5 posted on 11/25/2012 7:23:00 PM PST by molson209
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To: molson209

Correct.


6 posted on 11/25/2012 7:27:10 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: SunkenCiv

“Behold, I am Set, the creator of confusion, who creates both the tempest and the storm throughout the length and breadth of the heavens.”

Naville, Edouard, trans. Egyptian Book of the Dead of the XVIII to XX Dynasties, Berlin, 1886.


7 posted on 11/25/2012 7:30:23 PM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: SunkenCiv

And so it begins, in Egypt ...


8 posted on 11/25/2012 7:30:44 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"If I had know it was that easy, I'd have done it three years ago, instead deciding to wait until after my next inauguration."

9 posted on 11/25/2012 7:33:50 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: SunkenCiv

If the top court rules against him, how long do you think it would be before they are made to disappear?


10 posted on 11/25/2012 7:44:09 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My first thought was, ‘they’ll fold like cheap suits eventually, just as Justice Roberts did.’


11 posted on 11/25/2012 7:52:46 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: molson209

bump

Why not? Lincoln did that...

(not trying to start another Civil War thread)


12 posted on 11/25/2012 7:54:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

"I CAN HAZ CIBIL WARR?"

13 posted on 11/25/2012 8:09:34 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I hope they have an army


14 posted on 11/25/2012 8:14:15 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: SunkenCiv

Gee... I seem to remember reading about some guy in Germany in the 1930’s. Adolph, something or other, that did the same thing. Coincidence? or Twilight Zone?


15 posted on 11/25/2012 9:19:38 PM PST by johnd201 (johnd201)
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To: SunkenCiv

who would have EVER imagined that
Egyptian judges would be more conservative
than American judges, and
that Pravda would be more honest and INCISIVE
than any reporter in the MSM?


16 posted on 11/25/2012 9:47:48 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Diogenesis
who would have EVER imagined that Egyptian judges would be more conservative than American judges, and that Pravda would be more honest and INCISIVE than any reporter in the MSM?

It has become a very odd time.

17 posted on 11/25/2012 9:50:28 PM PST by Lazamataz (Islam is a religious form of Nazism.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Like all other Muslims, he is just one more maniac with a dissenting opinion.


18 posted on 11/25/2012 10:12:01 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: molson209

I think at some point today i will read up on how Chavez consolidated power.


19 posted on 11/26/2012 5:16:18 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Diogenesis

The operative phrase in both cases is “strange bedfellows”.


20 posted on 11/26/2012 8:09:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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