Egyptian Judges Feud With Morsi

    Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi waves to his supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo on November 23, 2012. Thousands of ecstatic supporters of Morsi gathered outside the presidential palace to defend their leader against accusations from rival protesters that he has become a dictator.  AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mo’ Morsi, mo’ problems. Fed up with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s attempt to free his office from judicial checks and balances, the country’s highest judges called for a nationwide strike to protest the power grab, calling it an “unprecedented attack” on the judiciary branch. Egyptians have protested across the country, including in the capital city of Cairo. Not everyone opposes the president’s move for what opponents have called “dictatorial” powers, however—the Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Morsi is a former leader, announced its support for the president and said it would organize counterprotests.

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