Skip to comments.Egypt's Top Judges Resist Morsi Decrees
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.
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? :’)
Too bad our judges and politicians can’t stand up to our dictator.
That does come to mind...
Next step, judges in jail
“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.
"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."
If the top court rules against him, how long do you think it would be before they are made to disappear?
My first thought was, ‘they’ll fold like cheap suits eventually, just as Justice Roberts did.’
Why not? Lincoln did that...
(not trying to start another Civil War thread)
"I CAN HAZ CIBIL WARR?"
I hope they have an army
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?
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.
Like all other Muslims, he is just one more maniac with a dissenting opinion.
I think at some point today i will read up on how Chavez consolidated power.
The operative phrase in both cases is “strange bedfellows”.